We recently talked with state Republican chairman, Jim Herring about the GOP prospects.
"There are a lot of potential candidates that would be great for governor: Dick Hall, Dave Dennis and the mayor of Meridian would be a good candidate, but from what I'm hearing most of them are waiting to hear what Haley Barbour will do before they make any decision," said Herring.
Haley Barbour is the former chairman of the Republican National Committee. He is expected to make his decision after congressional elections next month.
Meanwhile, state Attorney General Mike Moore is a possible Democratic contender. He is expected to make his decision at a later date.