Articles Tagged 'Jon Huntsman'

Spencer Cox wins Republican primary race for Utah governor over Jon Huntsman

Lt. Gov Spencer Cox, a Fairview farmer with a brand as a compassionate conservative, has bested Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who was seeking… READ MORE

Gubernatorial races now marquee contests amid coronavirus pandemic

Gubernatorial races in presidential years usually fall into the shadows of White House campaigns. Few people beyond a hardcore band of political junkies pay much… READ MORE

Jon Huntsman’s entry into Utah governor’s race sets up a ‘showdown for the ages,’ says political scientist

Former U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman says he’s grown weary of the national political scene, with its “theatrics,” time-wasting and dearth of meaningful action. Now, he’s… READ MORE

Huntsman among secretary of State possibilities

by Jesse Byrnes | The Hill
December 4, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly open to expanding his short list of candidates for secretary of State to include former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. Huntsman… READ MORE

Book: Huntsman campaign peddled Herman Cain rumors to press

It was former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman’s struggling presidential campaign that fed the rumors to the press that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain had been accused of harassment by multiple women during his business career — a story that ultimately led to Cain’s departure from the contest — a new book reveals. Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, vehemently… READ MORE

Jon Huntsman Backs Gay Marriage, Describes It as a ‘Conservative Cause’

Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah who unsuccessfully ran as a moderate Republican for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, has recently spoken out in favor of same-sex marriage, arguing that conservatives must support same-sex marriage because it is “the right thing to do,” and also because it will help them stay relevant in the political arena. “The marketplace of… READ MORE

EX-GOP HOPEFUL HUNTSMAN JOINS LIBERAL THINK TANK

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June 21, 2012
by: MJ Lee, The Washington Times Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has joined the Brookings Institution as a distinguished fellow, the think tank announced Wednesday. The ex-Utah governor, who served as U.S. ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, will draw on his political experience to work on a wide range of projects at Brookings. … Huntsman dropped out of… READ MORE

4 Republican candidates lose bid to get their names on Va.’s primary ballot

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January 14, 2012
By Anita Kumar, The Washington Post RICHMOND — A federal judge denied a request Friday by four presidential candidates to add their names to Virginia’s Republican primary ballot. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former senator Rick Santorum (Pa.), former House speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman Jr. failed to qualify for the ballot and sued the State… READ MORE

For Jon Huntsman, New Hampshire primary could be now or never

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January 9, 2012
By Sandhya Somashekhar and Nia-Malika Henderson, The Washington Post MANCHESTER, N.H. — Tuesday will be a day of reckoning for at least one of the Republican presidential hopefuls: Jon Huntsman, whose quirky and quietly rogue candidacy hinges entirely on a strong showing in the nation’s first primary. Huntsman went for broke here, skipping Iowa and spending virtually the entire campaign… READ MORE

Romney at 35 percent, Paul and Huntsman nearly tied

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January 9, 2012
By MAGGIE HABERMAN | Politico.com Here’s the latest – and final – New Hampshire survey from Public Policy Polling, which has a tracking that runs… READ MORE

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