COLUMBIA - South Carolina's lieutenant governor will be making his bid for governor official.
Republican Andre Bauer has been in the race to replace the term-limited Gov. Mark Sanford. But Bauer has not formally announced his candidacy.
Campaign manager Hank Page said Bauer will do so as he launches a 24-hour tour across the state Monday. The fly around will start about 7 a.m. at a restaurant in Spartanburg and conclude Tuesday in time for Bauer to preside over the Senate for the week's legislative session.
The planned 16-stop tour will include greeting voters in downtowns, fire stations and colleges.
Bauer will face Attorney General Henry McMaster, U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett and state Rep. Nikki Haley in the June 8 primary.