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Rocky Won't Run for Third Term

Rocky Won't Run for Third Term

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The mayor closed the door on a late run for a third term, three weeks after suggesting a write-in campaign was possible.

"I'm out. I'm not running for re-election," Mayor Rocky Anderson told The Salt Lake Tribune in a story posted on its Web site Friday.

In June, Anderson said he might join the race depending on the results of the Sept. 11 primary. The general election between the two top finishers is Nov. 6.

"If it looked like it would be a disaster after the primary, who knows," he said then.

Anderson, a Democrat, has endorsed Keith Christensen, who recently shed his Republican affiliation. The election is non-partisan, but some candidates' political leanings are no secret.

Anderson last summer attracted thousands of people to the lawn of City Hall to protest the war and the Bush administration while the American Legion, a veterans group, was holding a convention blocks away at the Salt Palace.

He has attended anti-war rallies in Washington, D.C., and testified at the Washington state Capitol in favor of impeaching President Bush. His latest mission: the environmental impact of bottled water.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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