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Mary Richards and AP reportingAdd two Obama supporters from Utah to the list trying to go to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer.
Salt Lake County's and Salt Lake City's mayors say they will back Senator Barack Obama if they go to the national convention.
City Mayor Ralph Becker says he's been watching for certain things from the candidates.
"How I feel they would treat our part of the country, which often seems to be on the back burner of decisions that are made nationally in Washington D.C.," he said.
Becker also says he's choosing Obama because he's a big-picture guy who won't bend to special interests.
County Mayor Peter Corroon says his choice is in part based on the way Utahns voted in the state's primary.
Mayor Becker and Mayor Corroon aren't shoe-ins, but their high-profile status means they could be picked as delegates at the state convention next month. Twenty-three pledged delegates will be selected then.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report. Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)