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Jon Huntsman's Florida-bound

Jon Huntsman looks like the first Republican presidential candidate who's taking must-win Florida seriously. He scheduled three events Thursday (two in Miami, one in Orlando) and has announced some top-notch Florida talent: campaign manager Susie Wiles (of Rick Scott fame), operatives David "DJ" Johnson, Marc Reichelderfer (a one-time Romney guy), Florida director Nikki Jerger Lowery (former Jeb Bush aide).

But, despite all this talent, a big question hangs over Huntsman: Can/will the GOP electorate go along with a guy who supported cap and trade, worked for President Obama, supported the stimulus and favored civil unions? More here on that. Note: Huntsman's staff says the global-warming position has been distorted, and his support for civil unions was akin to former President George Bush's stance.

Anyway, here are the Florida events:

10:10 AM --
 Visit Everglades Lumber and Building Supply
6991 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33144

10:40 AM --
 Casual Discussion with Local Business Leaders
Sarussi Cafe and Restaurant
6797 SW 8th St
Miami, Florida 33144

4:30 PM --
 Huntsman for President National Headquarters Opening
255 South Orange Ave, Suite 600
Orlando, FL 32801
- Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting
- Brief Remarks