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Jon Hunstman

GOP Establishment And Tea Party Poised To Butt Heads This Fall

Republican moderate officeholders from Jon Huntsman version 2.0 — his campaign recently relaunched with a more aggressively independent and even progressive tone — to George Pataki are coming out of the woodwork, trying to gain traction in the 2012 race to unseat Barack Obama, who because of a lagging economy and cynical obstruction in Washington […]

August 21, 2011

LDS Decides Best Defense Is Offense

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints isn’t political, but its candidates shouldn’t be denied office for being who they are, either, and the group is mounting a PR push to make their case: “We not only don’t want to cross the line” between religion and politics, Michael Purdy, director of the church’s […]

August 3, 2011

Huntsman As Nixon Republican

We all know Jon Huntsman is an unorthodox Republican, a wealthy moderate who was quite popular as governor of Utah but has since seen his numbers there drop. He simply doesn’t have the charisma or aggressive conservatism that Tea Party types crave. And buried in the latest New York are some of the best nuggets […]

August 1, 2011

Huntsman Announces Candidacy to Friends, Family, Sean Hannity

When Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman formally announced that he was running for president this morning, he did so from the same spot where Ronald Reagan kicked off his campaign against Jimmy Carter in 1980. In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, he hoped the symbolism–this is where Reagan, conservative hero, also started–would be […]

June 21, 2011

When Did Huntsman Turn Against Obama?

Top Obama adviser David Axelrod has signaled over the past few days that the awkward peace between the administration and former Utah Republican Governor Jon Huntsman — who served as Obama’s Ambassador to China until April and will announce that he’s running for president tomorrow — is coming to an end. In a series of […]

June 20, 2011