LAS VEGAS — You can add another contender to the list of 2016 Republican presidential prospects.
At least so says former Republican Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman. At the sidelines of the Republican Jewish Coalition’s Spring Meeting at the Venetian Hotel, Coleman said that he had recently talked to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the governor told him he is planning to launch a White House bid.
“I met with Rick Snyder yesterday, the governor of Michigan,” Coleman, a supporter of South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s potential bid for the White House, said while explaining the 2016 Republican field is far from yet set.
Asked by a reporter if Snyder is actually considering a run for president, Coleman said that’s what the governor told him.
“He’s running. He’s running,” Coleman said. “So, you know, the fields not yet set and folks are going to have a lot of flavors to choose from.”
A request for comment from the governor’s press office wasn’t immediately returned.
There have been reports that Snyder has been considering a presidential run, but Coleman’s statement is the most definitive to date that the Michigan governor intends to enter the presidential field.