In Third Place Jon Huntsman Declares He’s Headed For South Carolina

In Third Place Jon Huntsman Declares He’s Headed For South Carolina: Jon Huntsman, finishing third in yesterday’s New Hampshire primary, declared last night he will remain in the race and go on to South Carolina.

To cheers from his supporters, Huntsman took the stage around 9:30 p.m. and vowed to continue competing. “I’d say third place is a ticket to ride,’’ he told the crowd. “Hello, South Carolina!’’

Huntsman paid homage to the voters in New Hampshire, where he was propelled from behind in the polls through a strong campaign of retail politics.

“We have pounded the pavement. We have shaken hands, had conversations, won people over person by person,’’ the former Utah governor said.

“This is the old way to get politics done in New Hampshire. My confidence in the system is reborn because of the people of New Hampshire,’’ he added.

With 78 percent of precincts reporting last night, Huntsman had grabbed 17 percent of the vote. Read More…

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