Huntsman's name misspelled at his own campaign launch

Maybe the former Utah governor is trying to appeal to Dan Quayle fans?

Published June 21, 2011 4:15PM (EDT)

Jon Hunstman's presidential candidacy announcement Tuesday was steeped in historic symbolism: Evoking Ronald Reagan's 1980 general election rollout speech in their choice of Liberty State Park as a location, the Huntsman team seems to have paid attention to detail.

Every detail except the candidate's name, that is. According to ABC News, "Members of the media were handed a press pass that read 'John Huntsman for President.' -- adding an unnecessary "H" in the candidate's first name."

Huntsman's staff, according to reports, caught the error and tried to take the passes back before reporters noticed. But apparently it was too late.

By Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email

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