Jon Huntsman will not attend the CNN debate to be held Tuesday in Las Vegas, the campaign announced today. Huntsman is protesting Nevada’s refusal so far to move their caucus to Jan. 17 or later, as New Hampshire secretary of state Bill Gardner has requested. He will hold a town hall focused on job creation and foreign policy in New Hampshire on Tuesday.
“While Mitt Romney’s campaign has tried to game the system by encouraging Nevada to move to an earlier date, Gov. Huntsman is sticking up for the Granite State,” Huntsman campaign manager Matt David said in a statement. “We call on all other campaigns to join us, avoiding typical hypocritical politics by paying lip service to New Hampshire, while campaigning in Nevada.”
No other campaign is currently threatening to boycott the debate.