Election 2016

GOP Looking to Governors For 2016 White House Bid


WASHINGTON — Watch out for the governors as the 2016 presidential race starts to sizzle.

Talk to Republicans in Iowa, traditionally the nation's first caucus state, and they mention Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as potential White House candidates. In New Hampshire, which usually has the country's first primaries, executive experience also comes up.

"We tend to like governors," said former New Hampshire Attorney General Tom Rath, a Republican. "We like the idea that they get things done."