Huntsman announced he was ending his presidential bid on Jan. 16, 2012.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, flanked by his wife, Mary Kaye, announced Monday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in South Carolina that he is ending his run for the Republican presidential nomination.
Huntsman's candidacy never resonated with Republican primary voters. In announcing his withdrawal from the race, he says he will support Romney, calling him the "best equipped" to defeat President Obama.
January 17, 2012 The former Utah governor had a bankable blend of looks, charm, money, conservative karma and international street cred. Best of all, perhaps, was his ability to sit down with a big-time journalist and talk a good game.
January 11, 2012 A poll found the Comedy Central star Stephen Colbert, who wanted to be on his home state's ballot, would beat Jon Huntsman by one point.
January 9, 2012 Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman bypassed Iowa's Jan. 3 primary to focus on Tuesday's competition in New Hampshire. Now, the latest polls suggest that he could be gaining ground in the Granite State. "You've got to beat market expectations," Huntsman tells NPR's Robert Siegel.
January 3, 2012 Huntsman has been methodically wooing New Hampshire voters in nearly 150 events over the past few weeks. He might not win the Jan. 10 primary, but he is hoping for a sheen of electability.
January 2, 2012 While the other GOP contenders focus on Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, the former Utah governor continues to concentrate on next week's New Hampshire primary. But he's going to have company in the Granite State very soon.
December 21, 2011 The presidential candidate has been an ambassador, a governor and a business executive. But he also had an unusual academic career for a presidential candidate. And some of his former endeavors might surprise you.
November 23, 2011 A new campaign ad asserts that New Hampshire voters just need a chance to get to know Jon Huntsman. But the candidate's issues run deeper than lack of name recognition.
October 12, 2011 Before GOP presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman served as governor of Utah, a corporate executive, and U.S. ambassador to China, he had another youthful calling: Huntsman was a rock 'n' roll musician in a band called Wizard.
September 9, 2011 In the 2012 election cycle, "Job No. 1" for any political candidate will be to lay out persuasive plans for generating more middle-income jobs. Read a summary of proposals by President Obama, some of his Republican challengers, U.S. businesses groups and labor organizations.
September 1, 2011 The Republican White House hopeful is campaigning this week in New Hampshire, a state that has a history of welcoming independent-minded candidates. Huntsman, who's polling at just 3 percent in the state, has a delicate task there: He's trying to set himself apart from the crowded field of GOP candidates — but not too far apart.