Ridge, who served in the Bush administration as the first secretary of Homeland Security, said that he was partial to governors — including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) — and that Huntsman, a former governor of Utah, stood out.
"I'm partial to governors — governors have to solve problems, don't just give speeches. We've got three really capable governors in this race," Ridge said on CNBC.