Abby Huntsman leaving ‘The View’ to work on father’s campaign for governor of Utah

Today, Abby Huntsman announced that she is leaving ABC’s “The View” so she can help her dad, Jon Huntsman, run for Governor of Utah.

“Today, I’m saying goodbye,” she told the audience and her co-hosts. “It’s not often in life that you get these moments to go fight for something that you are so passionate about.”

Huntsman will serve as a senior adviser to her father’s campaign and her last day on the show will be Friday.

“My No. 1 priority has always been my family, and you taught me the first day I got here,” Huntsman said. “When you take a step back and you think about life, think about your kids, think about what you want to do every day that just gets you going, and there’s no one I believe in more than my own dad right now to run for politics and I get emotional because I do love him so much.”

“He believes in me to go help run that,” she continued. “I couldn’t be more excited to go help someone that I love. It’s not often in life that you get these moments to go fight for something that you are so passionate about.”

Huntsman was on the campaign trail last weekend, posting on Instagram that she was watching “democracy in action.”

Jon Huntsman previously served as governor of Utah from 2005 – 2009. He also ran for president in 2012.

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