Huntsman to step down
Amb. Jon Huntsman, seated in the front row, watches President Obama at a town hall in Shanghai on Nov. 16, 2009.
January 31st, 2011
06:31 PM ET

Huntsman to step down

Washington (CNN) – U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman submitted a hand-delivered letter of resignation to President Obama Monday, effective April 30th, according to two senior administration officials.

The news comes amid speculation that the former Utah governor will run for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

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