Three Nelson Mullins attorneys are running for office.
Office sought: Mayor, city of Columbia
The field: Morrison is in a crowded field in this nonpartisan election.
Office sought: Governor
The field: Drake is one of five Democrats seeking the nomination. He is battling Charleston Sen. Robert Ford, Charleston attorney Mullins McLeod, Kershaw Sen. Vincent Sheheen and State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex.
Office sought: Lieutenant governor
The field: Cooper is so far the only Democrat who has announced his intentions to seek the post being vacated by Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, who is running for governor. The Republicans in the race are Florence County Councilman Ken Ard and Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor.