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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. announces his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., with the Statue of Liberty in the background. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. announces his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., with the Statue of Liberty in the background. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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