Huntsman replaces New Hampshire state director
September 1st, 2011
01:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman replaces New Hampshire state director

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - A month after a major campaign shake-up, presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has replaced his New Hampshire state director, Ethan Eilon.

Huntsman spokesman Michael Levoff confirmed Sarah Crawford Stewart, a former consultant to Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's now-defunct presidential campaign, will take over.

"Sarah Crawford Stewart, a seasoned New Hampshire strategist, will be taking over many of the day-to-day responsibilities in her role as New Hampshire senior adviser," Levoff said. "The campaign is very pleased with the leadership team we have in place in New Hampshire."

Stewart has accompanied Huntsman to his campaign events in New Hampshire this week.

The Huntsman campaign underwent a major staff shake-up in July, changing campaign managers to move in a more aggressive direction. The former Utah governor is still struggling in national polls, and has made winning the first-in-the-primary state key to his 2012 strategy.

Eilon joined the nascent campaign this summer. He had previously worked on the senatorial campaign of Ken Buck in Colorado.


Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    This is good news. It might raise Huntsman in the polls from 0.01% to 0.015%. Honestly Jon, don't you have anything better to do with your time and money? Or should I say other peoples money?

    September 1, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    It bears repeating. How candidate runs a political campaign for elected office is a good measure of how that candidate would run that elected office. This guys been all over the map looking for direction. Obviously, he's never tried to juggle so much on his plate at once. Too accustomed to aides doing if for him. Management is decision making. Huntsman has been walking back too many decisions.

    September 1, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    Who cares?

    @ ThinkAgain

    President Obama appointed Huntsman as ambassador to China, in a gesture of bipartisanship. How did Huntsman repay him?

    By quitting his office and turning on the President.

    How anyone can think Huntsman cares about anyone but Huntsman is beyond me. This man is an opportunist who wants nothing more than to further the destruction of the American Middle Class and further the economic domination of China.

    Don't let that "civil" exterior fool you; Huntsman is a traitor, in my book.

    You nailed it! This guy is the most untrustworthy jerk running. To think no one even knew him (outside of Utah) until he became ambassador. I'm glad he's polling low. Wait until 2016. He'll poll even lower.

    September 1, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  4. Ed Texas

    Huntsman can't win in the GOP Party today. Reagan would be considered a liberal in today's Repub Party.
    It seems like the GOP today is more concerned with special interest groups with lots of money, "big wigs" and self proclaimed "speaker for the chosen few" like Grover Norquest, Dick Army, Glen Beck, Fox News, and Jim Demitt, instead of what the average American thinks or wants from their elected officials. Huntsman needs to run as an indepedent because he's too intelligent to be in the GOP.

    September 1, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |