Huntsman to air first TV spot
January 4th, 2012
05:50 PM ET
11 years ago

Huntsman to air first TV spot

Peterborough, New Hampshire (CNN) - Jon Huntsman will air his first television ad in the days running up to the New Hampshire, a campaign source said.

CNN has learned the campaign raised sufficient funds from a fundraising drive to put an already existing web video on the airwaves in New Hampshire. The campaign's goal was to raise $100,000 to air the ad.

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The spot featured Huntsman speaking during a debate, interspersed with slick shots of the GOP candidate surrounded by reporters.

"This nation has been downgraded," Huntsman said. "We have been kicked around as people. We are getting screwed as Americans."

Huntsman said the nation had a "trust deficit."

"I'm going to fix this country's trust deficit because we're too good as people to be in the hole we're in and we deserve better," he said.

A super PAC supportive of Huntsman has previously released two television spots in New Hampshire.

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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Huntsman • New Hampshire
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Palin: Like Coulter ... Minus the Manparts

    Only one candidate .... Who keeps coming in last or barely detectable. Is anyone surprised that the most sane, viable candidate is doing worse than the rest of this pathetic pagaent of props posing as "hopefuls"?

    January 4, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Huntsman has endorsed the Ryan Plan. All Republicans in the field at one point or another have endorsed the Ryan Plan. Did you notice that Republicans started falling in the polls with the rollout of the Ryan Plan? Recall that the Ryan Plan was overshadowed by WeinerGate, during which time Paul Ryan slipped into the background and has remained ever since. Paul Ryan used to make a sound bite for the evening almost every night. He appeared on the Sunday talk shows frequently. Now, he has gone under cover.

    All Republicans have endorsed the Ryan Plan, and they plan to ram it down our throats if they gain anymore power.

    January 4, 2012 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  3. shoegazer

    Look out,after last nights showing in Iowa,everybody is going to be jumping on the Huntsman train.Enough empty box cars for all.

    January 4, 2012 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  4. jeremy

    Go Huntsman go! It's your time to surge.. everyone will quickly learn that you are the only one who can beat Obama

    January 4, 2012 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  5. Anomic Office Drone

    From what I can tell John Huntsman is the only candidate in the GOP primary that seems to deal in reality instead of some ideal conservative dream. If by some amazing confluence of events he ends up with the nomination, I may actually vote for him over President Obama. I can't say that about any other candidate.

    January 4, 2012 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  6. willie floyd

    I continue to watch to see if any of these Reps. can make just a 10 min. speech without bashing our president So far I haven't seen it happen and it's getting worrisome!


    January 4, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  7. Thomas

    We don't want a quality , we want Romney !

    Huntsman , at least your boys volunteered for military service !

    January 4, 2012 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |