"I intend to announce that I will be a candidate for the presidency a week from today," Huntsman said at an event with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Huntsman, who once worked in the Reagan administration, officially resigned from the Obama administration about a month ago, giving up his post as U.S. ambassador to China.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported he plans a multistate tour after his formal announcement next Tuesday at Liberty State Park in New Jersey where Ronald Reagan began his general election campaign after winning the GOP nomination. He will then visit four key primary states and Utah.
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