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He named popular GOP possibilities New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanConservatives leery of FBI deal on informant Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — House passes 'right to try' drug bill | Trump moves to restrict abortion referrals Hillicon Valley: Trump claims 'no deal' to help Chinese company ZTE | Congress briefed on election cyber threats | Mueller mystery - Where's indictment for DNC hack? | Zuckerberg faces tough questions in Europe MORE (Wis.) and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. All four chose not to run for the GOP nomination.

But with Rick Santorum and Romney neck and neck in the most recent Michigan polls before Election Day, King pointed out there is a real possibility Romney will lose in his home state.

“If Romney does not win Michigan it creates real problems for his candidacy,” King said. “And Rick Santorum has had a lot of negatives over the last week. If he is still able to win Michigan, that shows a real problem that Mitt Romney has."

King echoed many other Republicans who have suggested the long primary process makes Republicans weaker heading into the general election.

“I think there’s going to be more of an interest, more of an emphasis, of having someone ready on Super Tuesday if Mitt Romney does not manage to break loose,” he said.

“I think they'll be getting lined up, they’re getting recruited,” King continued. “And they’re trying to get one of them to agree to make the run, let’s say, if Super Tuesday doesn’t turn out better for Romney.”