Gov. Huntsman Holds 100th Event In NH

Huntsman Hits N.H. Milestone
Portsmouth Herald
By Michael McCord
November 16, 2011

Republican presidential contender Jon Huntsman celebrated his 100th primary campaign event in New Hampshire on Tuesday night and vowed to lead the charge to restore the "trust deficit" in the country.

The former Utah governor and ambassador to China spoke to more than 100 voters at the Elks Lodge in Portsmouth. …

During the 75-minute event, Huntsman laid out his economic and foreign policy priorities and touted both platforms as necessary to combat the decline of public trust in Congress, Wall Street and the Oval Office.

"It's dangerous and precarious. We are running on empty," he said. "The economy has hit the wall. We can't afford half-measures or take small steps."

He said the country's ills and divisions could be traced to economic decline and the high unemployment rate.

"I think it's totally unacceptable," Huntsman said about the "funk" the country is in. He said that normally optimistic America has become "less good, less competitive, more divided and saddled with debt." …

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Huntsman Cozies Up To Portsmouth Crowd
Foster’s Daily Democrat
By Roni Reino
November 16, 2011

PORTSMOUTH — At his 100th public New Hampshire event, Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman said every day he spends here, he's becoming more and more a Granite Stater, joking he thinks he's picking up an accent.

Event organizers pulled chairs out for additional people who showed up, some saying they weren't expecting such a turnout at the Elks Lodge event on Tuesday night.

Huntsman, who entered around 7:15 p.m., was welcomed in with applause by the crowd. He joked with the crowd that he was spending so much time in the Granite State that on top of the New Hampshire accent, he was eating lobster rolls for breakfast, lunch and dinner — local ones, of course. …

At the event, Huntsman asked the crowd of about 200 people for his vote, saying if elected he would push for American manufacturing, find affordable health care and reduce the "trust deficit." …

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'We Need A Little Groundswell'
Concord Monitor
By Ben Leubsdorf
November 16, 2011

Jon Huntsman is running a traditional, retail politics campaign in New Hampshire. He has 55 days left to make it work.

"We are working this state like no one else," he told an audience of more than 100 voters last night in Portsmouth. "We are being honest. We are being sincere. We are bringing a vision that is realistic and doable for this country. And I say, now we need some people. We need a little groundswell. And this is where we're going to get it, in New Hampshire." …

Last night's town hall was Huntsman's 100th public event in the state since May, according to the campaign. He has more events today and tomorrow in Derry and Newport.

The campaign said it has field representatives in each of New Hampshire's 10 counties. A pro-Huntsman "Super PAC" went on the air this week with its first television ad. His staff is organizing sign-waves and phone banks as the Jan. 10 primary approaches. …

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