Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) is in South Carolina Wednesday for meetings with Republican activists.

Barbour, who leaves office in January 2012, has been testing the waters for a possible presidential bid.

He's in Spartanburg and Greenville for two private meetings with Republican leaders, which are expected to draw 25 to 30 people, according to the Associated Press.

South Carolina political consultant Chip Felkel said the meetings aren't fundraisers, simply a chance for Barbour to connect with influential members of the community.

Barbour has indicated he'll make a decision this spring about a possible White House bid.