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Group Urges More SC Women to Run for Elected Office

Friday, 09 Sep 2011 06:20 AM

By Andra Varin

South Carolina has a female governor, and yet there are still few women running for elected office in the Palmetto State. Mission 2012, a women’s advocacy group made up of professionals and former elected officials, is trying to change that.
 
The group held an event Wednesday at the State House in Columbia to encourage more women to get involved in politics at all levels.
 
“When women run, they win,” said Republican state Rep. Jenny Horne, according to The State newspaper. “The problem is that not enough women run.”
 
Members pointed to Gov. Nikki Haley as an example that women can go far in South Carolina politics.
 “Haley is a good role model for young women because we have never seen a woman governor before,” Barbara Racks, who serves on the board of the Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics, told the paper.
 “My hope is that her legacy is helpful in the end,” she said.

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