Ridge and Huntsman (Cheryl Senter/AP)Jon Huntsman picked up the endorsement of a key moderate Republican in his bid for the GOP presidential nomination.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge announced he's backing Huntsman during a campaign event in New Hampshire Friday.
"Gov. Huntsman is the only candidate with demonstrated success at the state, national and international levels," Ridge, who served as the country's first Homeland Security secretary, said in a statement. "Jon has a proven record in creating jobs, strengthening America's competitiveness and advancing our interests in a global economy."
Ridge's endorsement is sure to prompt more comparisons between Huntsman's 2012 effort and John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign.Read More »from Tom Ridge endorses Jon Huntsman in GOP primary