"We still have three or four or five major players who are still competing for this nomination. I can't begin to guess how this plays out. Every time I make a prediction, it goes in the opposite direction, so I'm watching with great interest. We have a lot of qualified people and I think we line up very well in terms of new ideas and new ways to lead America than the other party," Coats said.
Coats did say that a contested convention is a real possibility for the Republicans with no candidate winning delegates throughout the primary process.