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Largest Paper in New Hampshire’s Upper Valley, The Valley News, Endorses Huntsman for President

Today, the New Hampshire Valley News endorsed Governor Jon Huntsman in the Republican Primary for Presdient of the United States.

Manchester - Today, the New Hampshire Valley News endorsed Governor Jon Huntsman in the Republican Primary for Presdient of the United States. The Valley News, the sister paper of the Concord Monitor, is the largest daily paper in New Hampshire's Upper Valley region and along the Connecticut River Valley and is based in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

The paper said, "We recommend [Huntsman], in the hopes that the cooler heads will prevail in New Hampshire and elsewhere."

The full editorial can be read HERE. Please see excerpts from today's endorsement below:

"And there are powerful reasons to doubt whether either Romney or Gingrich has sufficient appeal within the party to prevail. This is mainly because the former has raised the flip-flop to an art form, while the latter has done the same for hypocrisy.

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"All this is not to say, however, that the Republican field does not contain an entirely plausible presidential candidate. His name is Jon Huntsman Jr., and we urge Republicans and independents in New Hampshire to take a second look at the 51-year-old former governor of Utah and former ambassador to China.

"What we see is a candidate whose views are solidly conservative, but not myopically so. These individual positions are integrated into a worldview that recognizes the extent to which America's security depends not only on its military prowess but also on the strength of its economy, as measured by opportunity, innovation, competitiveness and energy independence."