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Huntsman Ready To Get Into White House Race, AP Says

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a Republican who served as Democratic President Obama's first ambassador to China, "will officially join the GOP presidential field June 21 at a site near the Statue of Liberty," The Associated Press reports.

The wire service says it is getting that word from "officials familiar with Huntsman's thinking."

Our colleague Frank James follows all this sort of news over at It's All Politics.

Update at 12:25 p.m. ET: The Salt Lake Tribune says it too has learned that Huntsman "will formally announce his intentions to run for president next Tuesday at Liberty State Park in New Jersey."