Huntsman says Republican race wide open in Iowa's wake

Jan 4 2012 - 12:51pm

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Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman listens to an audience member question during an event at Globe Manufacturing, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Pittsfield, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, right, accompanied by Don Welch president and CEO of Globe Manufacturing, makes remarks during an event at Globe Manufacturing, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Pittsfield, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republican presidential candidate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman accompanied by his wife Mary Kaye Huntsman, and Don Welch president and CEO of Globe Manufacturing campaigns at Globe Manufacturing, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Pittsfield, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Workers listen as Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman makes remarks during an event at Globe Manufacturing, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Pittsfield, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, accompanied by former Pennsylvania Gov. and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, leave an event at Globe Manufacturing, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Pittsfield, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman listens to an audience member question during an event at Globe Manufacturing, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Pittsfield, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, right, accompanied by Don Welch president and CEO of Globe Manufacturing, makes remarks during an event at Globe Manufacturing, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Pittsfield, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republican presidential candidate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman accompanied by his wife Mary Kaye Huntsman, and Don Welch president and CEO of Globe Manufacturing campaigns at Globe Manufacturing, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Pittsfield, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Workers listen as Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman makes remarks during an event at Globe Manufacturing, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Pittsfield, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, accompanied by former Pennsylvania Gov. and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, leave an event at Globe Manufacturing, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, in Pittsfield, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PITTSFIELD, N.H. -- Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says "nobody cares" about Sen. John McCain's decision to back rival Mitt Romney in the Republican presidential race.

Huntsman had campaigned for McCain in New Hampshire in 2007 but now says McCain's expected endorsement of Romney is just another example of the establishment piling on. Huntsman says none of Romney's endorsements has meant anything. Yet Huntsman touts his own endorsement by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.

Ridge and Huntsman toured a New Hampshire company that makes firefighting suits on Wednesday as the GOP candidates head here to campaign for the state's Jan. 10 primary.

Huntsman skipped Tuesday's Iowa caucuses and says the close vote there bodes well for other candidates still in the race.

 

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