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The 'Dark Horse' Candidate Charles Krauthammer Predicts Will Likely Win the Republican Nomination

"...underestimated, dark horse candidate who threads his way."

Image source: Screen grab via Fox News

Political pundit Charles Krauthammer said Friday that he thinks Florida Senator Marco Rubio is most likely to win the Republican nomination for president.

The answer came in response to a question from Steve Hayes on "Special Report," a news program that airs on the Fox News Channel.

Image source: Screen grab via Fox News

"If I sent you to Las Vegas to bet on a candidate most likely to be the Republican nominee, how would you allocate your funds, your chips?" Hayes asked.

"$40 on Rubio, $30 on Bush, $15 on Scott Walker and I'd blow the rest on booze," Krauthammer responded, adding that Rubio is an "underestimated, dark horse candidate who threads his way."

Image source: Screen grab via Fox News

"Young, energetic, he's got a program and I think if he runs against Hillary, the contrast, the vigor, the energy — that Kennedy-esque idea will be a major one," he continued.

The famed political pundit's response comes the same day ABC News reported Rubio was taking significant steps to launching a 2016 White House bid.

According to the news outlet, the Florida senator has asked his top advisors to prepare for a campaign and has planned travel to early-voting states. Further, Rubio plans to skip all votes in the Senate next week for a fundraising swing through California, ABC News reported.

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