Huntsman Announces Presidential Bid – Liberal Policies as Governor Pose Challenge

Conservatives who dominate the Republican presidential nomination contests will applaud parts of Jon Huntsman’s five-year record as Utah governor: a statewide flat tax, business incentives and private school vouchers.

They’re likely to cringe at others, including his support of cap and trade as a response to climate change, his backing of civil unions for gay couples, and his support for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants.

As he moves forward with a probable presidential run, Huntsman’s record in one of the country’s most Republican states presents him with a challenge: He must strike a balance between emphasizing the fiscally conservative policies likely to attract GOP primary voters and explaining others certain to repel them.



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