Christine Todd Whitman is a former Governor of New Jersey and a current board member of Americans Elect. She recently made some statements suggesting former Utah Governor and current GOP presidential candidate John Huntsman should run third party–specifically, that he should seek the ballot line of Americans Elect.
“I would hope he would do it, frankly. He’s someone that I would support,” Whitman said Friday in an interview with POLITICO.
Whitman, a Republican, said a third-party effort by Huntsman is the way to go because she believes it’s unlikely he has much of shot at the GOP nomination. “I don’t see that kind of traction unless he can pull off a surprise in New Hampshire, where independents are allowed to vote,” she said.
Earlier this week, Huntsman refused to deny that he was considering a third party run. So far, Americans Elect has qualified for eleven state ballots.