Jon Huntsman withdraws from 2012 US presidential race

16 January 2012 17:39  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Jon Huntsman on Monday ended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in the US.

“Today I am suspending my campaign and supporting the candidate who is best-equipped to defeat the president and return conservative leadership to the White House: Governor Mitt Romney,” he said on his official presidential campaign website.

“We will continue to fight for a tax code that unleashes opportunity rather than stifles it; an energy policy that ends our addiction to foreign oil; congressional term limits; education reform that prepares our kids for the 21st Century; and financial reform that protects taxpayers from future bailouts,” he added.

Huntsman, a former Republican governor of Utah, was until recently US President Barack Obama’s US ambassador to China.

He is the son of the founder of chemicals major Huntsman, himself called Jon Huntsman, and the brother of the company’s current CEO, Peter Huntsman.

Huntsman officially declared that he is seeking the Republican nomination for US president in 2012 in June last year.

By: Franco Capaldo
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