AP – Barbour plans GOP meetings in early primary SC

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who’s considering a 2012 presidential run, is scheduled to have two private meetings with Republican leaders Wednesday in the early primary state of South Carolina.

South Carolina political consultant Chip Felkel said he has known Barbour through the GOP for more than 20 years and is organizing the events. Felkel told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he expects 25 or 30 people at each of the meetings in Spartanburg and Greenville.

Felkel said he hopes Barbour will run for president.