Jon Huntsman Jr. says he will be involved in 2016, but in a different way

Jon Huntsman Jr. says he will be involved in 2016, but in a different way

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- (ABC 4 Utah) – Former Utah Governor, Jon Huntsman Jr. has plans for the 2016 Presidential Election, but not as a candidate.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- (ABC 4 Utah) – Former Utah Governor, Jon Huntsman Jr. has plans for the 2016 Presidential Election, but not as a candidate.

"If you don't have a Super PAC by now, if you don't have people you are hiring that would round out the infrastructure to run as a presidential candidate you're probably not likely going to do it," said Huntsman.

That doesn't mean he won't be involved in the race for the White House.

He says this time around his focus isn't politics, but launching the discussion on a national strategy.

"A disruptive movement in American politics which you’re going to here a lot more about this fall."

That movement is being stirred by national nonprofit, No Labels which Huntsman co-chairs.

It's a group of republicans, democrats and independents taking a bipartisan approach to issues that stall in a partisan congress.

"Right now we don't have a strategy as a country. If you were to look around the bend and say where are we going? And what is all this commotion and energy about? You can't define where we are going as a country."

Huntsman says polling shows republicans and democrats alike want solutions to Washington gridlock.

That's where No Labels comes in.

The group wants to make sure four key categories are included in the rhetoric when candidates make their pitch to the American people.

"Balanced budget, entitlements that are sustainable for the next 50 years, a jobs agenda that really does get the economy going again and an energy security policy that really does allow us to get on our feet."

Huntsman also commented on some big issues Utah is facing today, including the court battle over Amendment 3 and use of public lands.

He thinks it's a good thing that Utah is on the leading edge of public policy and is part of the debate.

On a personal level though he believes same-sex marriage will be legal in every state and says recognizing those marriages is the right thing to do.

For more information on No Labels click here: nolabels.org

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