Republican Jon Huntsman
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Huntsman announces presidential bid

Republican Jon Huntsman, has declared his candidacy for the 2012 presidential race.

Mr Huntsman, spoke to a group of supporters in New Jersey with the Statue of Liberty behind him.

Mr Huntsman, who was until recently President Obama's Ambassador to China, said "For the first time in our history, we are passing down to the next generation a country that is less powerful, less compassionate, less competitive and less confident than the one we got," .

  • 21 Jun 2011