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Second Republican jumps into SC superintendent’s race

  • Monday, January 20, 2014

  • Updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2:50 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican activist Sheri Few is running for South Carolina schools superintendent.

Few announced her candidacy Friday. Her main issue is blocking education standards known as Common Core.

Few is president of Parents Involved in Education, a nonprofit she founded in 2000 that trains teachers in abstinence-only education. Before that, she was a stay-at-home mom of three.

She also was the state campaign director for Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmannís 2012 presidential bid.

She is the second Republican to officially jump into the superintendentís race after GOP incumbent Mick Zais announced he wouldnít seek re-election. State Rep. Andy Patrick of Hilton Head Island announced his bid Wednesday.

Few ran unsuccessfully in 2006, 2008 and 2010 for a seat in the South Carolina House representing a suburban Columbia district. She lives in Lugoff.

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