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May 11, 2011


Huntsman Insists He Wasn't Planning Bid

Jon Huntsman tells the St. Petersburg Times he wasn't planning a presidential bid while serving as U.S. Ambassador to China and insisted that the campaign structure had been put together without his input.

Said Huntsman: "There was no gearing up for a campaign, whatsoever... I didn't even know these people. I did not know them until I got off the plane. ... These are all new friends."

Nonetheless, an embassy official who worked closely with Huntsman in Beijing tells the Daily Beast "that the last few months of the ambassador's tenure were marked by friction with the White House."














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