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Huntsman Withdraws from Race for Republican Presidential Nomination


Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman withdrew his bid for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, saying that the "toxic" and negative environment in the presidential race is hindering the common goal of getting a president in the White House who can reignite the economy.

Offering his support for Mitt Romney, Huntsman announced his withdrawal Monday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in South Carolina, where the Fox News/Wall Street Journal/South Carolina Republican Party debate was being held less than 10 hours later.
"Today, I am suspending my campaign for the presidency. I believe it is now time for our party to unite around the candidate best equipped to defeat Barack Obama. Despite our differences and the space between us on some of the issues, I believe that candidate is Gov. Mitt Romney," Huntsman said.

After several days of discussion with his family, friends and campaign advisers, the former Obama administration ambassador to China announced his suspension with a commentary on President Obama's "desire to engage in class warfare for political gain," which he said has "divided the nation more than ever."

"This divisiveness is corrosive and does not advance America's interests," he said.

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Comment by James17
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I watched one house meeting with this guy, and every questioned asked from someone attending, he gave off the wall answers, all just bold face lies. I was watching this at a friends house and everytime this dude opened his mouth, all I could do was call him a liar. - Come to think of it, that is just what the others are doing except for Ron Paul. He will have my vote even if I have to write it in.

Comment by Anonymously Yours
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 Huntsman Jr. is Romney's Cousin and part of any old political family orginating with Pratts. I'm trying to find out if Pratt Whitney the military contractor.