COLUMBIA - Superintendent of Education candidate Sheri Few has received the endorsement of a national lawmaker with just a few days left until the primary election.
Few's campaign announced on Wednesday US. Rep. Michele Bachmann supports Few in the race. Bachmann said Few is a "courageous woman" who led the fight against Common Core in the Palmetto State.
"Sheri's plan to take back South Carolina's public schools from an overreaching federal government is a model for the rest of the nation to follow," said Bachmann, according to the release. "The idea of replacing Common Core with free market concepts like vouchers and tax credits for private school parents and those who choose homeschooling options will increase school choice and parental rights."
Few was endorsed on Friday by Rep. Bill Chumley, R- Woodruff. She has also been endorsed by Lowcountry Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Charleston. Grooms, who sponsored a bill that called for the repeal of Common Core in South Carolina, said he endorsed Few to ensure Common Core standards don't return to South Carolina.
Few is one of eight candidates - which include, Sally Atwater, Gary Burgess, Meka Childs, Amy Cofield, Don Jordan, Elizabeth Moffly and Molly Spearman - vying for the Republican nomination. Four others are seeking the Democratic nomination, including Montrio Belton, Sheila Gallagher, Rep. Jerry Govan, D-Orangeburg, and Tom Thompson.
The primary election is Tuesday.