Morgan Bruce Reeves, who is running for governor under the Green and United Citizens parties, said he will lead a protest Wednesday in Columbia calling for Strom Thurmond's name to be removed from the federal building there.

Reeves said it's hypocritical to have Thurmond's name on the building when the late senator fathered a child with a 16-year-old household servant, particularly when many Democrats have urged Alvin Greene of Manning to abandon his U.S. Senate bid. Greene faces a felony charge for showing pornography to a college student.

Reeves faces Republican state Rep. Nikki Haley and Democrat state Sen. Vincent Sheheen in the Nov. 2 general election.