Huntsman, Sr., endorses Matheson

Posted at 9:38 PM, Oct 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-06 23:38:39-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Democrat Jim Matheson has earned a surprise endorsement from one of Utah’s most prominent Republicans and a major donor to the GOP.

Jon Huntsman Sr. has announced that he endorses Jim Matheson in the race for Utah’s new Fourth Congressional District. Matheson is in a tough battle with Republican Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs and a growing star on the national stage.

Huntsman, founder of industrial giant Huntsman Chemicals, said Matheson is a conservative Democrat who has served the state well.