Huntsman to End Presidential Campaign Will Endorse Romney

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sun, 01/15/2012 - 10:05pm.



Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman has informed advisers that he will end his presidential campaign Monday and endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, The New York Times reported. ~ Jamie Weinstein

Early in his candidacy, Huntsman decided to pin his electoral hopes on New Hampshire. After essentially moving to the Granite State to campaign, Huntsman was only able to come in a distant third place to Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul in the first in the nation primary on Jan. 10.

Huntsman vowed to move on to compete in South Carolina's Jan. 21 primary, but he did not seem to be gaining any traction in the Palmetto State despite the endorsement Sunday of South Carolina's largest newspaper, The State. The Huntsman campaign blasted that news out via email Sunday afternoon.

"Once again with this major endorsement of Governor Huntsman our momentum is building," the email read.

The latest RealClearPolitics polling average had Huntsman tied with Texas Gov. Rick Perry for fifth place with 5.7 percent of the vote in South Carolina.

ABC News reports that Huntsman will make his endorsement of Romney official in Myrtle Beach during an 11:00 a.m. press conference  Monday.

Before entering the presidential fray, Huntsman served as President Obama's ambassador to China.

Huntsman campaign spokesman Tim Miller did not respond to The Daily Caller's request for comment.


Jamie Weinstein - January 15, 2012 - DailyCaller


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