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And Iowa by leaking his own announcement today Pawlenty takes some of the spotlight away from Jon Huntsman.
Chief political correspondent Carl Cameron reports the former ambassador to China is in the state that holds the first in the nation primary.
-- -- Calling himself a margin of error candidate meaning largely unknown Republican former two term governor Jon Huntsman of conservative -- -- debuted -- the first primary state of New Hampshire.
And try to explain his just ended -- two year service as ambassador to China in the democratic Obama administration I'm the kind of person when asked by my present.
To stand up and serve my country when asked I do -- his wife and two of seven kids Intel Huntsman who's a Mormon plans a five day introductory granite state blitz.
Mitt Romney who's also -- Mormon leads the polls here but New Hampshire is notorious for remaining undecided -- the last minute.
Huntsman was dubbed both conservative and qualified to be president yesterday by popular Mississippi governor Haley Barbour who's chosen not to run.
Huntsman however -- labels in some cases you have to kind of -- had yet to peak beneath the veneer.
You have to take a look at one's history.
Someone's record parts of his record trouble conservatives he backed comprehensive immigration reform which conservatives called amnesty.
Defended and accepted the Obama administration's stimulus along with former Republican governors Charlie Crist of Florida and Arnold Schwarzenegger of California.
Huntsman also backed the cap and trade climate initiative with several western states which he now admits didn't work regionally and could hurt the recovery nationally we cannot.
Policy choices that are going to have an adverse effect on economic growth this morning we quizzed him about issues of the day would you support.
The Ryan budget would you support his Medicare overhaul.
I support the right budget because that thing that scares me more from -- -- budget.
-- -- accumulated -- what about the president's Health Care Reform plan would you allow it to stay in place that we -- he'll take it out it's too heavy it's too expensive.
I've put so much of -- burden on businesses and the troops foreign policy what would you go to Libya I would have gotten.
Huntsman has some key former staffers from John McCain's 2008 campaign working -- -- after a house party -- Hancock he held his first news conference on the trail of somebody -- of -- of partisanship so husband suggested the country may want something different maybe someone who believes that we've been.
Divided for too long.
That -- yelling screaming and finger pointing in this country probably.
-- to come to an end.
Husband's first trip to New Hampshire -- so far been smooth it's not a bit overshadowed.
For a Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty is announcement this morning that he'll formally announce his candidate on Monday was then followed by Michelle -- -- was a sheet -- maker announced that the -- in the next week.
A crowded field looking for a little bit of the limelight and taking it away from Huntsman already brought Carl Cameron live in Manchester tonight Karl thank you.
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