Jenny Sanford: Not enough women in politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford, in perhaps one of her last official duties as first lady, says not enough women are involved in politics in the state.

Sanford told a state GOP luncheon featuring three former first ladies on Thursday that during her two decades in the state she has seen great strides for women in business and the political world.

But she told an audience of about 200 there is still a long way to go. She said very few women are elected to office in South Carolina and not enough are involved in the system.

Sanford, whose memoir is being released next week, has filed for divorce from Gov. Mark Sanford after he admitted an affair with an Argentine woman last summer.

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