‘Students for Daniels’ Now Backing Huntsman

Posted June 6, 2011 at 7:11pm

The founders of a group seeking to draft Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) into the presidential race have publicly endorsed former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman (R) now that Daniels isn’t running.

According to a press release passed along by the Huntsman campaign, Students for Daniels founders Max Eden and Michael Knowles met with Huntsman on Saturday in North Conway, N.H., to offer him their support as well as the backing of 38 former Students for Daniels chapters.

“Jon Huntsman can bring young voters back into the Republican party because he is a serious candidate, a big thinker and an authentic guy. He is a statesman, not just a politician,” Knowles said.