Huntsman nabs former Huckabee backer

Townhall.com Staff

7/21/2011 11:29:00 AM - Townhall.com Staff

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman picked up an endorsement Thursday from a state lawmaker who backed Mike Huckabee in the 2008 GOP presidential primary.

State Rep. Julie Brown supported Huckabee, a social conservative, in the last election, but said economic concerns have now trumped social issues.