Huntsman plans 6-day New Hampshire swing
August 24th, 2011
09:16 PM ET
11 years ago

Huntsman plans 6-day New Hampshire swing

Lebanon, New Hampshire (CNN) - Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will return next week for a six-day swing through his must-win state of New Hampshire, kicking off an aggressive new phase in the primary campaign leading into September.

Huntsman will speak at a series of events across the state beginning August 31 and continuing through September 5. On September 1 he will pay homage to a New Hampshire campaign mainstay when he speaks to an audience of political heavyweights at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics' "Politics and Eggs" breakfast.

The fiscal conservative has been courting moderate voters in interviews and through social media recently. He faulted Texas Gov. Rick Perry for calling evolution "a theory that's out there" and attacked the rest of the GOP field for not condoning the congressional debt deal that allowed the government to raise the debt ceiling.

The former ambassador to China has made winning the New Hampshire primary a central part of his campaign strategy. Independent voters make up more than a third of the electorate here and can vote for either party in the state's primary.

Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
soundoff (7 Responses)

    Yet more CNN wall-to-wall coverage of ... someone named Huntsman, who has MAYBE 1% support. Very suspicious, CNN, but not really. We were onto this MSM stalking horse strategy with this Huntsman guy even before he got into the race. Their Manchurian candidate. Too bad he bombed out so badly for you and is not shifting the Rep race one iota.

    August 24, 2011 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  2. thomas

    I hope he plays more piano , he's good !

    August 24, 2011 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  3. Mitt Romney

    Sorry Jon, you are just not crazy enough to be a Republican candidate for this election cycle.

    August 24, 2011 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |

    Why bother doing it? He's a RINO and will not get the GOP nomination. Go back to Utah, Huntsman.

    August 24, 2011 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |

    Huntsman has 4% or less in most polls. CNN needs to let their boy go. He's done. The GOP isn't buying this plant, comrade.

    August 24, 2011 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  6. whoosh

    If these candidates do not begin a defining process to distinquish themselves from one another, I just will not vote for any of them. May as well stay the course with Obama. I mean they are all the same, cut, bash obama, deregulate, bash obama, marriage is btwn, bash obama, modify (cut) entitlements ( code word) . They must stop this pawlentification with one another.

    August 25, 2011 06:29 am at 6:29 am |
  7. bb

    Might as well just hang it up, Huntsman. You're running in the wrong party.

    August 25, 2011 07:37 am at 7:37 am |