COLUMBIA -- Former ambassador and Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman on Friday will join the parade of potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates to meet with Gov. Nikki Haley.

Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey confirmed that Huntsman will stop by this key early GOP primary state.

Since January, Haley has met with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, and spoken by phone with Donald Trump.