Washington • Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has raised $100,000 and spent half of that starting up his new political action committee, a new finance report shows.
Huntsman, who lost his 2012 presidential campaign, launched the Red Rock PAC in May to help push the ideas he raised during his bid and to help like-minded Republican candidates across the country. Huntsman previously discounted the idea that he's ramping up for a 2016 run but setting up a PAC is common among potential candidates.
A Huntsman aide said the Red Rock PAC is just getting started and hadn't focused as much on fundraising while the former governor was in Asia for the summer.