Women In Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A group that works to get more women elected in South Carolina has launched an online course about how to run a campaign. The Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics announced Monday that the daylong training courses it has been conducting across the state are now available online. The bi-partisan group says the project comes with the financial backing of Blue Cross Blue Shield South Carolina and the high-tech expertise of IT-ology. South Carolina continues to rank last in the country in the percentage of women in the Legislature. Institute president Mary Anne Jacobs says 2012 offers a great opportunity because of the redrawing of election district lines after the Census and the presidential election turning out more voters. Filing for state elected office is 68 days away.