There's no question Jon Huntsman has been praised by more Democrats and left leaning commentators than any of the other Republican presidential candidates. But until now, that praise has gone one way. Earlier this week, however, Huntsman's top fundraiser, Ann Herberger, announced her new “hero” was MSNBC's Rachel Maddow.

Huntsman's senior finance director tweeted: “Rachel Maddow is my new hero because she loves and believes in Jon Huntsman! Right on Rachel, see you in New Hampshire!”

This might not kill Huntsman in New Hampshire, where Democrats and independents often participate in the Republican primary, but it probably won't help him in South Carolina or Florida.

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