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Huntsman hopes to build steam after NH primary

By Holly Ramer

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 10 2012 7:16 p.m. MST

Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, accompanied by his wife, Mary Kaye, speaks at a campaign stop, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Crosby Bakery in Nashua, N.H.

Elise Amendola, Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says his campaign is in a strong, confident position and will be heading to South Carolina.

Huntsman, in third place in early returns in the New Hampshire primary, says that all eyes are going to be turned south and focused on South Carolina's primary.

Huntsman tells CNN that voters will be looking for a candidate who won't talk about the enjoyment of firing people or pink slips — a reference to Mitt Romney's comments this week that were seized upon by his rivals.

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