Huntsman to host first town hall
September 7th, 2011
04:55 PM ET
3 years ago

Huntsman to host first town hall

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will host his first town hall in New Hampshire next week as he continues to pour his energies into the first-in-the-nation primary state.

The question-and-answer format is the epitome of New Hampshire politicking, where primary voters pride themselves on their political knowledge and access to White House hopefuls.

Huntsman will take questions from voters on Sept. 13 in Henniker, the day after participating in a debate sponsored by CNN and the Tea Party Express in Florida.

"Town halls are a quintessential part of the primary process in New Hampshire," said spokesman Michael Levoff. "Governor Huntsman looks forward to answering voters' questions and sharing with them his record of leading Utah to number one in job creation and making the largest tax cuts in the state's history."

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has hosted a series of town halls across the state, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Congressman Ron Paul have also begun to hold similar events themselves. Candidate and former Senator Rick Santorum also held his own town hall there in April.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. California Conservative

    It's obvious that there's nothing for Obama to campaign on when it comes to the economy. He can't run on his record at all. Everyone knows that

    September 7, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Hammerer in a previous article, said that Obama will take money from the working class. It his hard to believe that anyone could be so reality challenged. The republican party has given over $5 trillion of revenues for unnecessary tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, not to mention tax breaks for big oil and Wall Street, and seniors, veterans and the middle class have to pay for it.

    September 7, 2011 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  3. Gino Martell

    As an independent I truly hope to hear more from candidate Huntsman. I do not want all the attention on Perry and Romney. Huntsman seems more articulate and thoughtful than all the other candidates.

    September 7, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    @cali con – The republicans have created an almost depression with unfunded tax cuts, unfunded wars, unfunded drug programs, unfunded bail outs. So the question is, how can the republicans run on failed Hoover-Bush policies?

    September 7, 2011 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Will he be handing ou "Hunstaman 2016" buttons?

    September 7, 2011 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "It's obvious that there's nothing for Obama to campaign on when it comes to the economy. He can't run on his record at all. Everyone knows that"

    Let me translate this GOP talking opint for everyone: "Mission Akkkomplished."

    September 7, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  7. cindy

    It would be nice to see politicians working together for the people of America. If President Obama had some cooperation instead of obtruction and filibusters these past 3 years.....we will not know as THE PARTY OF NO WOULDN'T WORK FOR THE PEOPLE (real people not corporations)OBAMA-BIDEN 2012

    September 7, 2011 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  8. Four and The Door

    Wire Palladin, S. F.
    ... The republican party has given over $5 trillion of revenues for unnecessary tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, not to mention tax breaks for big oil and Wall Street, and seniors, veterans and the middle class have to pay for it.
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
    The Republicans fought for a got tax breaks for all Americans that pay taxes. If you want to pay higher taxes, vote Democratic. They will be glad to take your earnings and give them away. But I think people who earn money do a better job of spending it effectively. That's why the free market works.

    September 7, 2011 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  9. GonzoinHouston

    Huntsman is smart enough and sane enough to make a good president, but too smart and too sane to win the GOP nomination. Hopefully he'll take another term as ambassador to China after Obama wins in '12.

    September 7, 2011 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  10. Jake

    I really like Huntsman, but I'm a Democrat. He should ditch the Republican Party and run as Independent.

    September 7, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  11. Woman In California

    Why would ANYONE whose running for president mention they would take a VP slot? Answer: a person who KNOWS he/she can't win on their own merits and one who is too weak to lead. He's a joke.

    September 7, 2011 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |