Monday, May 2, 2011

Potential GOP hopeful Huntsman returning to US

Many of you have not heard of Jon Huntsman before, but he seems to have solid credentials in Utah. Looks like we will be hearing more about him in the months to come.

U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman is returning to the United States this weekend amid speculation that he could be mounting a Republican campaign for the White House.

Huntsman, a former Utah governor who joined President Barack Obama's administration in 2009, officially completes his work as the nation's top diplomat in China this week.

The former governor stoked speculation about his future when he told Newsweek late last year, "We may have one final run left in our bones." In January, Huntsman announced he would step down this spring as ambassador to China in the Democratic administration.

Huntsman enjoyed high approval ratings in solidly conservative Utah. He opposes abortion and supports gun rights, but his Mormon faith and support of civil unions for gay couples could raise questions among evangelical voters and conservatives. Republicans backing Huntsman say he could attract independents who will be key to a general election campaign against Obama.
Read full AP news article here.

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