Presidential candidate John Huntsman is not daunted about being low in the presidential primary polls or not being a part of the upcoming Labor Day candidate forum held by Senator Jim DeMint. Huntsman was in South Carolina today to announce that he’s increasing his presence in the Palmetto State.
He picked up an endorsement from state Attorney General Alan Wilson, who says the former Utah governor and recent U.S. Ambassador to China can “take the conservative message to the General Election, to your independent voters, your moderate, your formerly known as Reagan Democrats. He’s got to be able to sell a conservative message to them.”
Huntsman says his focus now will be on “retail politics” and a proven state record. “We’ve been there and done that in a state,” he says. “We’re going to be seeing a lot more of you in South Carolina.”
AUDIO: Huntsman’s press conference at the South Carolina Statehouse Monday (10:46)