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GOP Candidate Jon Huntsman Stops In SoCal Today

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Presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman is hitting the campaign trail in SoCal today, holding fundraising dinners in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, reports the Daily Breeze.

The GOP candidate, who formerly served as the governor of Utah and announced that he was throwing his hat in the ring for president on Tuesday, spoke at a lunch at the Jonathan Club in downtown LA and will speak a dinner at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach.

Tickets for each are $2,500 for a VIP reception, and $1,000 for the meal (and, of course, the meeting of the candidate). The visit comes on the heels of stops in Florida and Nevada, according to the candidate's blog.