New Year's Eve parties take Huntsman across NH

December 31, 2011 - 10:02 AM
Huntsman 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, center, greets shoppers at Calef's Famous Country Store in Barrington, N.H., Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

CAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — No Republican presidential hopeful will be attending as many New Year's Eve parties in New Hampshire as Jon Huntsman.

With Mitt Romney, the race's front-runner, heading back to Iowa after a brief overnight in the nation's first primary state, Huntsman again has New Hampshire to himself while the rest of the field focuses on Tuesday's Iowa caucuses.

Huntsman is skipping Iowa and pinning all his hopes on New Hampshire's Jan. 10 primary. He's attending six house parties Saturday across the state Saturday.

At his first stop in Campton, Huntsman repeated his call for congressional term limits and said there is no way Romney can bring about change given his support among current members of Congress.