Making headlines today is the story that Jon Huntsman has failed to qualify for the Arizona state primary following a “paperwork mishap”. Not exactly what you’d call an organized campaign, but then Huntsman does not have the infrastructure to continue a national campaign, indeed, Arizona now counts as the THIRD state where he is not even on the ballot.
AP reports that the former Utah governor filed paperwork for the Arizona primary a few hours before the official deadline on Monday at 5pm. However, it was missing a notarized signature from Huntsman himself, a spokesman for Secretary of State Ken Bennett told reporters.
Huntsman’s campaign says it is “aggressively” challenge the decision and believes the ruling will be overturned.
There are 29 delegates up for grabs in Arizona, the largest number out of all the early voting states. In comparison New Hampshire has less than half that number with 12 delegates.