Thursday at 9: The Huntsman daughters’ unconventional impact

Posted at 9:47 PM, Feb 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-07 00:42:23-05

SALT LAKE CITY - Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., was propelled into the national spotlight when he ran for the GOP presidential nomination, and so were his three daughters.

Mary Anne, Abby and Elizabeth Huntsman made a big name for themselves during the presidential race with their social media savvy, particularly as the @Jon2012Girls on Twitter.

"The true weapon of mass destruction I've discovered is Twitter in the hands of my daughters," Jon Huntsman said. "You don't know how it's going to play out, where it's going to land, who it's going to impact and I keep my fingers crossed everyday."

Candidates' kids have been active in the past. Mitt Romney had five sons representing him around the country, but the Huntsman girls strayed from the usual script.

"I'm so proud they've enhanced the dialogue politically, culturally with a little air of humor and a little disregard for convention from time to time," Huntsman said. "But they're great. I love them all."

The Huntsman daughters sat down with Nineveh Dinha to talk about life on the campaign trail and life after their dad lost the GOP ticket to Mitt Romney.

Turn in to FOX 13 News at Nine on Thursday to see the full interview.