December 25, 1996 |
Huntsman Corp. said it will buy the last piece of Texaco Inc.'s chemicals business for $600 million. The Salt Lake City chemical company has operated the remaining Texaco chemical business, which consists of a plant in Port Neches, Texas, since 1994. It bought Texaco Chemical Co. at that time for $1.06 billion, with an option to buy the Port Neches plant, which was under construction. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 1997.
September 12, 1995 |
A major plastics supplier has agreed to purchase GE Plastics, a General Electric Co. subsidiary in Oxnard. Polycom Huntsman, which has plants in Missouri, Pennsylvania and New York, has signed a letter of intent to buy the Oxnard compounding plant, which has about 75 employees, from General Electric Co. Terms were not disclosed.
August 4, 2011 |
Jon Huntsman offered a vote of confidence Thursday on his top campaign strategist amid reports that his flagging presidential effort is plagued by in-fighting and disorganization. Speaking to reporters in Salem, N.H., Huntsman defended the work of John Weaver, the target of an incendiary article in Politico that aired complaints about Weaver by a former member of Huntsman's inner circle. “John Weaver is a critically important part of our team," Huntsman said, according to The Huffington Post.
June 20, 2011 |
Utah Democrats launched a preemptive strike against Jon Huntsman on the eve of his presidential campaign kickoff, knocking him for his shifting positions on issues important to Republican voters. Democrats in Huntsman's home state are parodying the former governor's enigmatic preview videos that feature a man on a motorcycle speeding through scenic parts of Utah. They say Huntsman is "riding away from his record. " (see videos below) "The Jon Huntsman that is announcing his candidacy tomorrow is not the Jon Huntsman that most Utahans have known," Utah Democratic Party chairman Wayne Holland told reporters in a conference call Monday.
August 2, 2011 |
Many candidates who go head-to-head with female rivals have ended up in verbal somersaults after delivering offhand comments about the appeal (or lack thereof) of female foes. So rival presidential campaigns took notice of Jon Huntsman's observation that Michele Bachmann "makes for good copy - and good photography," words included in a lengthy New York magazine piece about the former Utah governor that was published this week. After a New Hampshire campaign event Monday, Huntsman, who is now trying to restart his stalled campaign, said there was "no slight intended.
September 16, 2011 |
Tom Ridge, the former governor of Pennsylvania who went on to become the nation's first secretary of Homeland Security, on Friday endorsed the campaign of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who is running back in the pack for the GOP presidential nomination. Perhaps more significant than the endorsement itself, was where it was announced: at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. Huntsman has spent much of September campaigning in the nation's first primary state, where he needs a strong showing next year.
December 31, 2011 |
While other Republican presidential hopefuls spend the weekend in a final frenzy of campaigning in Iowa, Jon Huntsman Jr. is carving a lonely path around New Hampshire, all but ignored. From one house party to another, the former Utah governor, his wife, Mary Kaye, and a black SUV full of Huntsman daughters are trying to spark some support for him in New Hampshire's Jan. 10 primary -- so far to little effect. At a New Year's Eve party in a supporter's colonial home in Concord, someone asked Huntsman the difference between himself and Mitt Romney, the New Hampshire front-runner.
August 30, 2011 |
GOP presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman is the latest candidate to get the backing of a tailor-made "super PAC" -- complete with top-tier talent formerly with his official campaign. Fred Davis, the GOP ad man whose off-kilter contributions to the political lexicon include " demon sheep ," has signed on to the newly formed "Our Destiny PAC," which filed papers with the Federal Election Commission last week and includes, among its officials, an executive from Huntsman Corp., a global chemical company owned by the candidate's father, Jon Huntsman Sr. Politico reported today that the corporation said it has no affiliation to the PAC. Davis, who was with the official Huntsman campaign until he resigned on July 27, will "be an important part of the PAC's team," according to the group's website . The move, first spotted by Real Clear Politics , gives Davis a bigger piggy bank to play with, as independent-expenditure groups are allowed to solicit unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations and unions.
January 3, 2012 |
If any candidate has taken pleasure in watching former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's surge in Iowa, it is Jon Huntsman Jr., who has focused his presidential campaign almost exclusively on winning New Hampshire. After trailing their rivals in the polls for much of this year, Santorum and Huntsman, the former governor of Utah, found kinship in the fact that they were often relegated to far ends of the stage during the GOP debates -- struggling to get a word in as more prominent contenders such as Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry dominated the discussion.
May 19, 2011 |
Jon Huntsman’s potential presidential bid intensifies Thursday with his first campaign-style trip through New Hampshire—a state that could prove key to his White House hopes. The former Utah governor embarks on a five-day, 11-city tour of the early primary state, starting this evening at a restaurant in Hanover. “Gov. Huntsman will be introducing himself to the state in a manner that suits both him and Granite Staters -- personal conversations at diners and country stores,” Huntsman spokesman Tim Miller said.