Huntsman, who served as the governor of Utah from 2005 until he was called by Obama to be ambassador in 2009, cited his anti-ethanol views as a reason to disinclude himself from the Iowa competition. The state benefits from the use of corn-based ethanol, so Huntsman’s ideas on the subject would not be well-received, Slate reported.
Huntsman is currently in New Hampshire, another early primary state, making his debut as a candidate.
Image via Wikimedia Commons.
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
Raw Story is a progressive news site that focuses on stories often ignored in the mainstream media. While giving coverage to the big stories of the day, we also bring our readers' attention to policy, politics, legal and human rights stories that get ignored in an infotainment culture driven solely by pageviews.
Founded in 2004, Raw Story reaches 9 million unique readers per month and serves more than 30 million pageviews.