Huntsman drops presidential bid
January 16th, 2012
11:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Huntsman drops presidential bid

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (CNN) – Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman officially ended his Republican presidential bid on Monday and threw his support behind Mitt Romney, the GOP frontrunner.

Flanked by his family and campaign advisers at a press conference in Myrtle Beach, just hours before a debate here, Huntsman thanked his supporters and rebuked his own party, calling on Republicans to unite in their fight against President Barack Obama.
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CNN Poll: Huntsman departure a drop rather than splash
January 16th, 2012
11:04 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: Huntsman departure a drop rather than splash

Washington (CNN) - How much of an impact will Jon Huntsman's ending of his bid for the presidency make in the race for the GOP presidential nomination?

The results of a national survey indicate the answer may be 'not much.'

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN/ORC International poll • Jon Huntsman • Polls • South Carolina
FIRST ON CNN: Huntsman to drop out of the race Monday, source says
January 15th, 2012
09:24 PM ET
2 years ago

FIRST ON CNN: Huntsman to drop out of the race Monday, source says

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will drop out of the race on Monday and endorse Mitt Romney, a senior official with the former Utah governor's campaign told CNN.

"Gov. Huntsman did not want to stand in the way of the candidate best prepared to beat (President) Barack Obama and turn our economy around. That's Mitt Romney," the campaign official said.
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Huntsman picks up big endorsement from S.C. newspaper
January 15th, 2012
04:35 PM ET
2 years ago

Huntsman picks up big endorsement from S.C. newspaper

(CNN) - South Carolina's largest newspaper, The State, endorsed former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Sunday, just six days before the state's Republican presidential primary.

The paper's editorial board stated that while frontrunner Mitt Romney is "more appealing" than the rest of the GOP field, Huntsman is "more principled, has a far more impressive resume and offers a significantly more important message."

Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the South Carolina primary, go to CNNPolitics.com and on the CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • South Carolina
GOP poised to make history with non-Protestant presidential nominee
January 13th, 2012
12:23 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP poised to make history with non-Protestant presidential nominee

(CNN) - The race for the Republican presidential nomination is on track to break new ground: For the first time in modern political history - some say ever - the GOP nominee could be someone who is not a Protestant Christian.

Front-runner Mitt Romney is Mormon, as is Jon Huntsman. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are Catholics.

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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • Rick Perry • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
Rivals grudgingly defend Romney from Bain criticism
January 11th, 2012
09:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Rivals grudgingly defend Romney from Bain criticism

(CNN) - Two of Mitt Romney's opponents for the 2012 GOP nomination took heed Wednesday of former President Ronald Reagan's so-called 11th Commandment: "Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican."

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum both avoided jumping onto the pile of critics who say Mitt Romney destroyed jobs and bankrupted businesses during his time as CEO of Bain Capital, though it wasn't easy for them to throw praise at the Republican frontrunner.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
Huntsman surge stops at 3rd-place New Hampshire finish
January 10th, 2012
11:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Huntsman surge stops at 3rd-place New Hampshire finish

(CNN) – Jon Huntsman got the third ticket out of New Hampshire, but it's unclear how far that ticket will take him.

Huntsman finished third in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, a state in which he had staked his entire campaign, finishing behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul.

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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
January 10th, 2012
09:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Huntsman: 'We go south from here'

(CNN) - Jon Huntsman said Tuesday he would push forward and compete in the next state on the GOP nominating calendar, South Carolina.

Huntsman, who staked his entire presidential campaign on New Hampshire, was projected by CNN to come in third in the Granite State's first-in-the-nation primary.

"We go south from here," Huntsman said in an exclusive interview with CNN Political Correspondent Jim Acosta.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
Huntsman doesn't make the cut in Arizona
January 10th, 2012
03:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Huntsman doesn't make the cut in Arizona

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman will not appear on the Arizona primary ballot, according to the secretary of state's office.

Secretary of State Spokesman Matthew Robert told CNN Huntsman's petitions were not notarized and therefore rejected by the office. Monday was the deadline for candidates to file paperwork to appear on the Feb. 28 GOP primary ballots.

CNN Live: Tune in Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET for CNN's live special coverage of the New Hampshire Primary and follow real-time results on CNNPolitics.com and on Twitter at #cnnelections. Stay up to date with CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Jon Huntsman
Romney, Huntsman tie in midnight New Hampshire vote
January 10th, 2012
12:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney, Huntsman tie in midnight New Hampshire vote

(CNN) - Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman finished on top of the iconic Dixville Notch midnight vote on Tuesday by each capturing two of the six Republican ballots cast.

Romney and Huntsman finished just ahead of the one vote that Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul won.

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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire
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