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SALT LAKE CITY -- A new report says Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. was preparing for a possible presidential run at the time President Obama asked him to take the post of U.S. ambassador to China.

The Washington Examiner reports Huntsman was working with John Weaver, a strategist for John McCain's failed election bid who was helping prepare a Huntsman campaign.

Weaver told the Washington Examiner, "He (Huntsman) had not made a decision to run for president, but he had made a decision to prepare to run."

Weaver says they were about a month away from announcing the formation of a political action committee when Huntsman accepted the ambassador's post.

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