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Gingrich: 'Big Field' of Strong Runners for GOP's 2016 Race

By    |   Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 11:40 AM

The potential pool of Republicans who may seek the White House in 2016 is so flush with talent that there is not currently a frontrunner, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells "America’s Forum."

"This is the most open Republican nomination since 1940. Anybody could win," Gingrich told the Newsmax TV program.

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"We're going to have a lot of runners, but no fronters. (Former Florida Gov.) Jeb Bush will almost certainly run. (Florida Sen.) Marco Rubio could run. (Kentucky Sen.) Rand Paul will almost certainly run and (Senate Minority Leader Mitch) McConnell has already said if Rand Paul runs he's for him."

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, "who's very popular with the conservatives," will also be considered, as will former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Ohio’s John Kasich, according to Gingrich.

"This is a big field and they're going to come bringing good ideas," he said. "All these governors are going to be able to say, 'well Obama was totally messed up in gridlock, here's what I got done' and it's going to be a very interesting contrast between achievement-oriented Republicans and the Democratic Party's mess."

Kasich has an impressive resume, Gingrich said, referencing the Ohio governor’s former post as chairman of the Budget Committee during his tenure in the House, as well as a claim to having been "a key figure in balancing the federal budget for four straight years, the only time in modern time."

He also enjoyed a successful business career after leaving Congress, he added.

And Kasich has been a "remarkable" governor of Ohio, winning 86 of 88 counties in the midterms.

"People in Ohio think this has been a very idea-oriented, innovative government," Gingrich said.

Indiana's Pence also has "very considerable credentials in the conservative movement," according to Gingrich, as does Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, "who passed huge reforms in his state, was attacked by the unions, forced to fight a recall, won a much bigger victory than people expected."

Perry, who stumbled in the race for the GOP nomination in 2012, is "very smart and his record of accomplishment over an 11-year governorship is remarkable," according to Gingrich, pointing to Perry being the longest serving governor in Texas history.

"I see a lot of talent out there," he said. "This may be the most talented Republican bench that we've had in my lifetime."

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