Jon Huntsman top skip Iowa, blaming ethanol

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June 5, 2011

By ALEXANDER BURNS, Politico

Jon Huntsman confirmed in New Hampshire that he’s “not competing in Iowa,” offering this McCain-like explanation, according to ABC News: “I don’t believe in subsidies that prop up corn, soybeans and ethanol.”

Of course, Iowa’s also a conservative, heavily evangelical state that could be tough political ground for Huntsman. And ABC notes that not everyone is treating the ethanol issue as make-or-break in Iowa:

Huntsman’s decision to avoid the Hawkeye state stands in direct contrast with presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, who is also decisively anti-ethanol. Pawlenty is logging countless hours in Iowa, petitioning voters one-by-one to support his campaign.

At last night’s Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington DC, Pawlenty said, “There’s people who say, ‘you know Tim, if you tell the truth as you’re running for president, you may lose an election.’ I’m afraid that if we don’t tell the truth we’re going to lose our country.”

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