The Post and Courier is profiling the seven candidates for governor. This week we feature the Republicans; next week it's the Democrats' turn. The winner of each party's primary June 8 will face off Nov. 2 in the general election. For more political news, including information on registering to vote, go to postandcourier.com/politics.

Republicans

Mon. : U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett

Tue. : Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer

Wed. : State Rep. Nikki Haley

Today: Atty. Gen. Henry McMaster

Democrats

May 3: State Sen. Robert Ford

May 4: State Education Sup. Jim Rex

May 5: State Sen. Vincent Sheheen