Susana Martinez As governor of New Mexico, Martinez made history as America’s first Hispanic female governor. She was one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2013 but she won’t be heading to DC. “I’m the first female Hispanic governor in the country,” she said last year. “There are a lot of little girls watching, and because there are a lot of little girls watching, I can’t walk away from a position not having accomplished the things I said I was going to do.” Mary Fallin The Governor of Oklahoma, Fallin is popular, conservative and deeply religious. She’s got Sarah Palin’s support: whether this works for or against her is yet to be seen. Condoleezza Rice The first AfricanAmerican women to serve as secretary of state in the US, rumour has it, Rice is keen for Jeb Bush (younger brother of George W) to run – with her eye on the vice presidency.