Huntsman to Ham It Up With Letterman on Dec. 21

Jon Huntsman. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

By Steve Peoples, Associated Press

EXETER, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is set to appear on the “Late Show with David Letterman” next week.

The former Utah governor is struggling both in the polls and to raise money to keep his campaign going after the nation’s first presidential primary in New Hampshire on Jan. 10.

Like some of his rivals, Huntsman is hoping the late-night comedy circuit will help boost his popularity.

CBS announced Wednesday that Huntsman will join Letterman on Dec. 21.

GOP candidates Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann have also done the late-night comedy tour. So did Herman Cain, before he suspended his campaign. Huntsman also took part in a recent “Saturday Night Live” skit.

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