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(KSL News) Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is distancing himself from Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson due to his calls for President Bush's impeachment.
Romney and Anderson worked closely on the preparations for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. They appeared in campaign TV ads for one another; Romney for Anderson in 2003 during his Salt Lake mayoral campaign and Anderson for Romney in 2002 during his run for Massachusetts governor.
"I watched Mitt clean up a mess and save the Games. For me, this is more important that partisan politics. So take it from this liberal Democrat, if you want an amazing leader, vote for Mitt Romney," Anderson said in a Mitt Romney campaign commercial.
During an event in Iowa today, Romney told the Associated Press he did not endorse Anderson's views toward President Bush or "almost any other issue that's particularly unrelated to being a mayor".