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Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman smiles as he speaks to supporters during a primary night rally at the The Black Brimmer on January 10, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Jon Huntsman is a former billionaire CEO, a former ambassador to China, a very popular former governor of Utah and a current contender for the Republican nomination for president. The only problem is that Huntsman has been running at the back of the pack ever since he stepped off the plane from China last summer.
When he first came onto the scene he was touted as the candidate Barack Obama didn’t want to run against, but it appears his campaign has been on a slow fizzle as the base looked to the more conservative candidates. But, after the rise and fall of Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Gingrich, and Santorum it looks like Huntsman could be the next anti-Romney.
So who is Jon Hunstman? In a nutshell, a somewhat liberal billionaire Mormon from Utah who’s only held one elected office. We’ll find out more about his politics, his tenure as governor and how he made his billions.
Robert Gehrke, political reporter, Salt Lake City Tribune
Jeff Robinson, News Director, KCPW, Public Radio in Salt Lake City