Huntsman Expects Daniel’s People to Back Him

Monday, 23 May 2011 11:24 AM

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In New Hampshire on an extended campaign visit, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman reacted to the announcement the Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels won’t be running for president by saying that he expects many of Daniel’s supporters will now come over to his camp. Huntsman also said he believes the GOP presidential field is set, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

huntsman, daniels, supporters“They were all kind of hanging in limbo until Mitch made his decision,” Huntsman told the newspaper after a stop at a backyard barbecue.

“There are a lot of people who were on the fence, a lot of the finance types and certainly some of the organizers, some of the opinion leaders who were waiting for him to get in or out,” Huntsman said. “They said they had to be 50-50 until such time Mitch Daniels makes his decision. If he’s out, we’ll go with you 100 percent.”

Daniels announced Sunday that he decided not to enter the presidential race for family reasons. Many in the GOP has pushed the popular governor to jump into the race. His decision has Huntsman and other now scrambling to pick up his supporters.

In New Hampshire, Huntsman has been talking about the nation’s debt as the key issue of the campaign and suggested he is the leader to “re-fire” the engines and help the country grow its way to prosperity.

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