Lott: Cruz, Paul, Rubio, Portman Won’t Win 2016 GOP Nomination

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., doesn’t believe that any of his Senate colleagues stand much of a chance in the 2016 GOP presidential primary and he said he gives the edge to the nation’s Republican governors.

“Clearly governors over senators,” Lott said when asked his preference.

His comments come as GOP Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio, Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida — and possibly others — could seek the nomination.

“I think the American people really will be looking for a governor,” Lott said. “I don’t think any of our senators are really going to be that viable in 2016, partially because you vote every day and your record can be twisted around your neck every day.”

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