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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 11:22 AM

Trump's Man in Russia May Be Coming Home Soon


Ambassador Jon Huntsman is expected to return home by the end of the year, and is seriously considering a run for governor of Utah.

MCKAY COPPINS
9:28 AM ET

Donald Trump’s man in Moscow may soon be coming home.

Jon Huntsman, who has served as U.S. ambassador to Russia since 2017, is expected to leave his job by the end of the year and is seriously considering a run for governor of Utah, according to four sources familiar with the situation.

Huntsman’s potential interest in the governorship—which he previously held from 2004 to 2009—has been a point of speculation in Utah political circles for months. Earlier this year, both Salt Lake City daily newspapers reported that he might be eyeing the 2020 gubernatorial race. But Huntsman’s allies say the prospect has gotten more serious than many realize.

“It’s not idle chatter,” said Chuck Warren, a Republican consultant who served for a time as Huntsman’s campaign manager during his first bid for governor. “He’s seriously considering it.”

Derek Miller, the head of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce and a well-connected figure in Utah’s donor community, told me Huntsman is said to be “making the rounds and talking to people about his prospects [in the race], doing his due diligence.”

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https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/06/huntsman-russia-utah/591247/

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:13 PM

1. So Temple Square is

summing their Favorite Governor Candidate home,wow,little Jason Chaffetz,whom is a Convert,just got a reality Check.

Only in Utah. Heard the same rumor two weeks ago while talking to a acquaintance that is Connected.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:15 PM

2. He was the provebial Maytag repairman. A Potemkin Ambassador.

I highly doubt he engaged in any actual diplomacy while he was in Moscow; that was all done directly by the White House itself.

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