Let the avalanche begin. GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, who nearly ran away with Saturday’s straw poll vote in Perry with .3 percent of the vote, has picked up a first major endorsement.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson endorsed former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday, making Wilson the first major elected official [in S.C.] to publicly offer his support to a candidate.
Wilson said he supported Huntsman because of his strong economic record, his understanding of America’s relationship with China and his ability to sell the conservative message to the general populace.
“We need a fiscal conservative,” Wilson said. “Someone with strong conservative values who can take that message to the folks in the general election.
Alan Wilson is the son of U.S. Rep. Joe “You lie!” Wilson, R-Charleston.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider