Huntsman's confirmation hearing scheduled for next week



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SALT LAKE CITY -- KSL 5 News has learned a confirmation hearing for Gov. Jon Huntsman has been scheduled for next Thursday.

In May, President Obama nominated Huntsman to be the U.S. Ambassador to China. Since then, Huntsman has kept a low profile is splitting his time between Utah and Washington, where he has attended policy briefings, met with senators and filled out a stack of paperwork.

Assuming Huntsman is confirmed, Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert will succeed him as governor.

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