The founders of a group seeking to draft Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) into the presidential race have publicly endorsed former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman (R) now that Daniels isn’t running.
According to a press release passed along by the Huntsman campaign, Students for Daniels founders Max Eden and Michael Knowles met with Huntsman on Saturday in North Conway, N.H., to offer him their support as well as the backing of 38 former Students for Daniels chapters.
“Jon Huntsman can bring young voters back into the Republican party because he is a serious candidate, a big thinker and an authentic guy. He is a statesman, not just a politician,” Knowles said.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.