C0LUMBIA - Superintendent of education candidate Molly Spearman picked up two more endorsements with just a few days left until the primary.

Spearman's campaign announced through a written release on Thursday Former U.S. Rep. Henry Brown and Former State Sen. Scott Richardson support Spearman.

"Molly Spearman is a common sense conservative," said Brown, according to the release. "Molly has managed a budget and will use our tax dollars wisely. No other candidate is better prepared to lead our state's education system."

Richardson added he believed the superintendent of education race is the most important one of 2014.

"We desperately need an individual who has historical knowledge of our education system, has strong working relationships with the Legislature and Governor, and who is widely respected by all who know her," said Richardson, according to the release. "Molly Spearman is that individual."

Spearman was endorsed on Tuesday by of Sens. Bill O'Dell, R- Ware Shoals; Ronnie Cromer, R- Prosperity; and Larry Martin, R- Pickens, and Rep. Ralph Shealy Kennedy, R- Leesville.

Spearman has also been endorsed by Rock Hill Republican Sen. Wes Hayes, chairman of the Senate's education subcommittee, and by Rep. Gary Simrill, also a Republican from Rock Hill.

Spearman is one of eight candidates - which include, Sally Atwater, Gary Burgess, Meka Childs, Amy Cofield, Sheri Few, Don Jordan and Elizabeth Moffly - 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 is Tuesday.