Former Ambassador and Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-UT) had previously said he wouldn’t self-finance his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, but he’s had a loose interpretation of what that means. Sunday his campaign put out a fundraising email saying that he’ll match dollar-for-dollar donations to his campaign during the next three days as he eyes the January 10th New Hampshire Primary, forgoing Iowa this week.
From the email:
“Two days ago we launched a fundraising contest to help air this television ad, which highlights my vision for rebuilding our economy and restoring trust in our government.
I am so humbled at the tremendous response we’ve received that today I am adding a special wrinkle: from now until midnight Wednesday, Mary Kaye and I will personally match – dollar for dollar – every new donation our campaign receives.
In just a few minutes, I will be holding a town hall in Deerfield, New Hampshire – our third event of the day, and 143rd event in the state. With only nine days to go until New Hampshire’s primary, it is critical that we have the resources – both on the ground and on TV – to compete with Mitt Romney."