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Just how big will the 2016 field get?

The Honorable Newt Gingrich

(original source MSNBC)

“ABC’s George Stephanopoulos yesterday asked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich yesterday about his party’s 2016 presidential field and just how big it might get. The Georgia Republican threw out a pretty big number.

STEPHANOPOULOS:  Nine potential Republican candidates at the Faith and Freedom Coalition forum in Iowa last night.  Nine of who knows how many eventual candidates in this race. Let’s talk about that now again with our roundtable.  And Mr. Speaker, we were just talking just before we came on air, this field could continue to grow and grow and grow.

GINGRICH:  This is now maybe the most open field in Republican history.  I used to say the most open since 1940, but they’ve now blown past that. I think we may have 25 candidates.”

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