2012 round-up from the past few days

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has hired two veterans of Iowa political campaigns.  Nick Ryan ran Jim Nussle’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign and in the 2010 cycle he managed the American Future Fund.  Jill Latham, daughter of Iowa Congressman Tom Latham, was Iowa political director for Mitt Romney’s 2008 campaign.

Former Utah Governor John Huntsman is expected to resign his post as US Ambassador to China and there’s chit-chat about a possible Huntsman ’12 campaign for president.

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty took his “whiffed” statement one step further this morning, saying President Obama was “chicken” and “whiffed” during the State of the Union.

Indiana Congressman Mike Pence isn’t running for president.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.