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Newt Gingrich’s 2016 Nominee Prediction: A Governor

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells The Hill he believes a governor will end up being the 2016 Republican nominee for the White House.

The Hill caught up with the former 2012 GOP White House hopeful and other participants at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday to take an informal poll on who will be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee.

Without naming specifics candidates, Gingrich said, “My guess is it will probably be a governor.”

Several other attendees weighed in during video interviews favoring certain governors as strong nominees.

A handful of Republican governors considering a White House bid spoke to thousands of CPAC attendees during the four-day convention at National Harbor, Md.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are among those considering a 2016 run.

The Hill also asked the CPAC participants for their take on likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s biggest weakness — take a look at our results.

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