ORLANDO -- GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman used an oversized pair of scissors to cut the ceremonial ribbon at his new campaign headquarters Thursday, acknowledging the importance of the Sunshine State in picking the next Republican nominee.
“How cool is it to be making history -- the first Republican presidential campaign to be headquartered in Florida!” Huntsman said to hoots and hollers from about 100 supporters packed into the downtown Orlando offices of his new campaign offices. “Florida is where this race is going to be won for the Huntsman campaign.”
Even though he is a recent governor of Utah, Huntsman said he picked Florida because it is a key state in the campaign, and because his wife is originally from Orlando.
Mary Kaye Huntsman and five of the couple’s children accompanied him at the ribbon cutting ceremony and during a campaign stop in Miami.