Huntsman to make announcement next week: aide

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 14, 2011 12:08 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Republican Governor Jon Huntsman will make a major announcement on June 21, an official close to him said on Tuesday, as the former ambassador to China prepares for a presidential campaign.

Huntsman has said in recent days he planned to make a formal announcement of his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in the next week and a half.

He is speaking at an event hosted by Thomson Reuters later on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason)