Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will unveil his economic plan today in New Hampshire. While the details have yet to be announced, the focus is expected to be on tax and regulatory reform, energy independence, and free trade, though he will also concentrate on the United States’ declining manufacturing base.
Huntsman has so far failed to gain traction in the polls, either nationally or in New Hampshire. The Washington Post‘s Chris Cillizza calls the economic plan Huntsman’s “last, best shot” to break through. It would make him the first Republican presidential candidate with a detailed jobs program at a time of high unemployment.
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