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Jon Huntsman, Linda McMahon among Republicans planning to skip GOP convention

Posted by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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Jon Huntsman, Linda McMahon among Republicans planning to skip GOP convention

McMahon (Stephan Savoia/AP)Republicans have excoriated down-ballot Democratic candidates who are planning to skip this summer's nominating convention. But the decision to steer clear of the party convention is not limited to Democrats.

Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman announced Friday that he plans to stay home in protest.

"I will not be attending this year's convention, nor any Republican convention in the future, until the party focuses on a bigger, bolder, more confident future for the United States-a future based on problem solving, inclusiveness, and a willingness to address the trust deficit, which is every bit as corrosive as our fiscal and economic deficits," Huntsman said, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. Huntsman had released his delegates to Mitt Romney and is no longer actively seeking office. But active candidates are making the same decision.

The campaign for Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon confirmed Thursday that if the former World Wrestling Entertainment executive wins the Republican Senate nomination Aug. 14, she won't be helping to formally nominate Mitt Romney. "Our focus is going to be on campaigning in Connecticut," McMahon campaign spokeswoman Kate Duffy first told The Connecticut Mirror.

McMahon, who unsuccessfully ran for Senate in 2010, is likely to face criticism similar to that being lobbed at Democrats-that she is skipping the convention to distance herself from her party. McMahon's campaign didn't immediately respond to Yahoo News' request for comment Friday.

McMahon is one of several Republican candidates who have recently announced plans to skip the convention.

 Former Virginia Sen. George Allen confirmed this week that he plans to campaign instead of travel to Tampa, Fla.; Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg-who is running for Senate-will also not be in attendance; and Nevada Senate candidate Dean Heller said this week he is considering begging off if he doesn't get a major speaking role.

"If they want us to speak, we'll probably be there," Heller, who skipped the 2008 convention, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "If they don't choose for us to get a good speaking position, we'll probably stay here and campaign."

 

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Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 2:12 PM

I love Jon Huntsman. Linda McMahon...meh.

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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 Maybe if she goes and stages a wrestling match at the convention...

Quoting Kate_Momof3:

I love Jon Huntsman. Linda McMahon...meh.

 

shimamab
by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 2:26 PM
I was hoping Huntsman would hang in there longer...was interested to learn more about him.
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asfriend
by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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Holy smokes, those are big name Republicans.

Wait no they are not, neither of them even holds an office.

 

bouncing

 

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM

 Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman

pretty important/big name

Quoting asfriend:

Holy smokes, those are big name Republicans.

Wait no they are not, neither of them even holds an office.

 

bouncing

 

 

rccmom
by Gold Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM
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I hope to hear more from Huntsman in the future. From what I learned about him during the debates, he seemed to be a fairly honest broker, and intelligent.

dl42272
by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Hardly... He is a mormon that sent quite a bit of jobs to china. Too bad he didn't go and stay. And take all his lil mormon friends with him.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman

pretty important/big name

Quoting asfriend:

Holy smokes, those are big name Republicans.

Wait no they are not, neither of them even holds an office.


bouncing


 


asfriend
by on Jul. 6, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Not really, he may have gotten on stage, he was never a candidate, maybe as a Democrat in 2016

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman

pretty important/big name

Quoting asfriend:

Holy smokes, those are big name Republicans.

Wait no they are not, neither of them even holds an office.

 

bouncing

 

 


sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 4:41 PM

 You're talking about Romney...here's his ACTUAL bio

 

Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. (born March 26, 1960) is an American politician, businessman and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009 and as United States Ambassador to China from 2009 to 2011. He has served in the administrations of four U.S. presidents and was a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Huntsman began his career as a White House staff assistant for Ronald Reagan, and he was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and United States Ambassador to Singapore by George H.W. Bush. Later as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Huntsman launched global trade negotiations in Doha in 2001 and guided the accession of China into the World Trade Organization. He has also served as CEO of his family owned, Huntsman Corporation and chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

While governor, Huntsman was named chairman of the Western Governors Association, and joined the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association. Under his leadership, Utah was named the best managed state in America by the Pew Center on the States.He won re-election in 2008 with nearly 78% of the vote and left office with approval ratings over 80%.

Quoting dl42272:

Hardly... He is a mormon that sent quite a bit of jobs to china. Too bad he didn't go and stay. And take all his lil mormon friends with him.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman

pretty important/big name

Quoting asfriend:

Holy smokes, those are big name Republicans.

Wait no they are not, neither of them even holds an office.

 

bouncing

 

 

 

 

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Jul. 6, 2012 at 4:42 PM

 Maybe, because rpublicans hate smart people that work hard for their country

Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. (born March 26, 1960) is an American politician, businessman and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009 and as United States Ambassador to China from 2009 to 2011. He has served in the administrations of four U.S. presidents and was a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Huntsman began his career as a White House staff assistant for Ronald Reagan, and he was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and United States Ambassador to Singapore by George H.W. Bush. Later as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Huntsman launched global trade negotiations in Doha in 2001 and guided the accession of China into the World Trade Organization. He has also served as CEO of his family owned, Huntsman Corporation and chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.

While governor, Huntsman was named chairman of the Western Governors Association, and joined the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association. Under his leadership, Utah was named the best managed state in America by the Pew Center on the States.He won re-election in 2008 with nearly 78% of the vote and left office with approval ratings over 80%.

Quoting asfriend:

Not really, he may have gotten on stage, he was never a candidate, maybe as a Democrat in 2016

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman

pretty important/big name

Quoting asfriend:

Holy smokes, those are big name Republicans.

Wait no they are not, neither of them even holds an office.

 

bouncing

 

 

 

 

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