Huntsman is doing his best to get some attention. This comes after the Famed Florida endorsement of Jeb Bush……. Jr.!
Huntsman’s campaign released a media advisory on Sunday afternoon indicating that “a South Carolina campaign announcement” would be held on Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. EDT at the South Carolina State House, however Huntsman’s state director Joel Sawyer declined to confirm that Wilson was endorsing Huntsman at that time.
Read the rest at FITSNews.
Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman received an endorsement from South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson at the Statehouse Monday morning.
“This is the first constitutional officer, the attorney general of this terrific state, who has come out in favor of a presidential candidate,” Huntsman said. “And I’ve got to tell you how deeply honored I am.”
The former Utah governor, whose wife, Mary Kaye Huntsman, was at USC two weeks ago to pitch her husband’s political views, was also the United States Ambassador to Singapore and later China.
Now that he’s making a run for the White House, Huntsman is showing gratitude for Wilson’s endorsement.
“Alan is a remarkable leader in his own right. What I like about Alan the most is that he’s got a great family,” Huntsman said.
Wilson, the son of Rep. Joe Wilson, said that Huntsman’s fiscally conservative resume is what swayed him to endorse the candidate.
“[Huntsman] was twice elected governor of Utah. While serving he passed the largest tax cut in Utah history, balanced the budget and tripled the state’s rainy day fund,” Wilson said.
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