Huntsman Boycotting Nevada Debate

He's protesting Nevada's decision to hold caucuses early
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2011 11:18 AM CDT
Jon Huntsman to Skip Nevada Debate to Protest Decision to Move Up State's Caucus Date
Jon Huntsman speaks to students during a campaign stop at the Keene State College Student Center in Keene, N.H.,Wednesday.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

(Newser) – Jon Huntsman is skipping next week's debate in Las Vegas to protest Nevada's decision to move up its caucuses to January, reports the Hill. Instead, Huntsman will host a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire. The Huntsman camp accuses Mitt Romney of encouraging the state to shift its caucus date to "game the system." Romney is expected to win in Nevada, and his rivals fear that if he racks up enough early victories, he will lock up the nomination.

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Huntsman's daughters weigh in on their Twitter feed: "Dad boycotting Tuesday's Vegas debate to hold townhall in NH. Enough w/@mittromney and his campaign's attempts to rig the political process." (Read more Jon Huntsman 2012 stories.)

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