Huntsman campaign shows nearly $900,000 debt

By the Associated Press | October 14, 2011 | 5:05 PM EDT

Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman speaks at the Portsmouth Rotary Club meeting in Greenland, N.H., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is carrying $890,000 in debt for his presidential campaign even after giving himself more than $2 million of his own money.

Huntsman's campaign on Friday was set to report fundraising totals that showed he had $327,000 in the bank. The numbers suggest difficulty for Huntsman's fundraising and help explain why he shut down his national campaign headquarters in Orlando, Fla., last month.

The candidates' reports are due Saturday. They're offering the first broad look at the financial health of the GOP field. This will be the first official tally of donations and expenses Huntsman has had to file.