DURHAM, N.H. -- Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman says federal officials must investigate what he calls a monopoly of the oil industry.
The former Utah governor won't blame specific companies but compares the situation to media company domination in the 1970s that required government intervention. He wants the Federal Trade Commission and Senate Judiciary Committee to launch a speedy review of the oil industry.
Ending the monopoly is among the priorities for an energy policy Huntsman outlined at the University of New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon. He calls for more oil drilling in Alaska and elsewhere.
Perry launches N.H. TV political campaign
EXETER, N.H. -- Republican presidential contender Rick Perry is launching his first television ads in New Hampshire this week.
Campaign spokesman Paul Young confirms the new television buy, which begins running on cable stations and the local network WMUR on Wednesday. It's the same ad that's already running in Iowa. The 30-second spot features a relaxed Perry saying that he's a "doer," not a "talker."
The Texas governor is struggling to overcome weak debate performances and is betting the television commercials will help redefine his image.