Jon Huntsman Jr., struggling to gain traction with voters and donors alike, is uprooting his White House campaign and shifting most of its resources to New Hampshire, a state that now becomes make-or-break for the former Utah governor.
Huntsman launched his campaign in June with a headquarters in Orlando, Fla., where his wife had roots and which, more important, is centrally located in an early-voting state he had hopes of winning.
According to the campaign, that national headquarters will shift to Manchester, N.H., though it will maintain offices in Miami and South Carolina.
The announcement comes one day before the third-quarter deadline to report fundraising totals to the Federal Election Commission. Huntsman, who raised just over $4 million in the second quarter, is not expected to match that total again. The move includes some staff layoffs.