Huntsman's wife to stump in SC
August 15th, 2011
11:17 AM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman's wife to stump in SC

Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - The wife of GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will make her first solo campaign visit to South Carolina Monday.

The former governor of Utah is entering the ninth week of his White House run and is still a relative unknown among many voters in the early primary state.

Mary Kaye Huntsman will speak to three Republican party women's groups beginning Monday evening in Spartanburg, to be followed by visits to Charleston and Columbia on Tuesday.

She'll be joined by three of the couple's seven children including their younger adopted daughters, 12-year-old Gracie Mei and five-year-old Asha, who have become regulars on the campaign trail.

Liddy, who is 23 years old and working on her father's campaign, will also join the Palmetto state visit.

Earlier this month Mrs. Huntsman campaigned for her husband in Florida, another coveted early primary state where she grew up.

Huntsman engaged in retail politicking in New Hampshire over the weekend. According to his campaign, the former U.S. ambassador to China will spend some time this week fundraising in Utah and California to boost campaign coffers and maintain a solid primary fight.


Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • South Carolina
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. TAM/otlset

    And this is news? Hey CNN, didn't you get Soros' memo? He's no longer paying to push Huntsman - it's a lost cause!

    August 15, 2011 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  2. gt

    huntsman better start to heat up or he will never get started...he never gets any press..

    August 15, 2011 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  3. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    The former governor of Utah is entering the ninth week of his White House run and is still a relative unknown among many voters in the early primary state.
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    He's been busy trying to teach his staffers how to spell his first name... I don't understand why these people get in these races. He's got as much chance of being elected President as Obama does of being re-elected. ZERO.

    August 15, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  4. Matthew

    69 votes out of 14, ooo in the straw poll, STRONG SHOWING, Go HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 15, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  5. "The GOP biggest deception is getting the Poor and Middle class to believe they are out to help them"

    Me thinks it is time for him to use some of that common sense and drop out!!!

    August 15, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Too bad the Republican Party is currently too extreme right wing to accept a Jon Huntsman. Which makes me wonder, why would Huntsman want to be associated with a crowd like that in the first place.

    August 15, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  7. fayse

    Huntsman is not gaining traction, he will be dropping out soon.

    August 15, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |