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Huntsman on presidential run: ‘A strong no’

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Sep 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-03 19:29:09-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Yes to microscopes. No to the experience under the political microscope.

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr. was at Rose Park Elementary School in Salt Lake City talking about the importance of science education, and he sounded certain when asked whether he will announce a run for President of the United States in the coming year.

After some explanation of the nature of campaigns: the need to hire a staff, raise money with a super PAC and line up support, he answered simply.

FOX 13 News asked: "A strong no?"

Huntsman: "A strong no."

Huntsman was in Salt Lake City delivering science supplies to Rose Park Elementary School. The former ambassador for the United States in Singapore and China now represents several major corporations: Chevron, Ford and Caterpillar.

On this day, it's Chevron giving the money for science supplies in Melody Francis' fourth grade classroom.

Francis said the gifts will go to good use.

"We'll be able to take these cameras and document what we're finding out at the lake," Francis said as she held a new camera up for her students to see.

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