Ridge Endorses Huntsman For President

09.16.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge is going to endorse presidential candidate Jon Hunstman today. Ridge is throwing his support behind Huntsman at Saint Anselm college in New Hampshire. He says he's choosing the Republican because of his experience internationally. Huntsman most recently served as ambassador to China -- is a former Utah governor and has run his family's large chemical company. Ridge said that unique gift set will help him with Chinese negotiations -- China writes the most loan checks to the U.S. -- as well as help pull our economy out of a slump. Ridge is the first public official to stand behind Huntsman.