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Rich Piatt Reporting...A new political action group is targeting Utahns, who are "Fed Up" with Utah politicians.
"Fed Up Utah" was started by two political consultants. The founders are already piping up about one Utah politician up for re-election this year -- Salt Lake City's Mayor.
"Fed Up Utah's" founders say they want to expose ineffective leadership -- no matter who it is -- in state politics. But they're starting with Rocky Anderson, a liberal Democrat.
David Jacobs and Rob Beard organize political campaigns for a living.
They decided to go after Anderson because of his positions on Main Street Plaza and the Legacy Highway.
The two Davis county residents say Anderson's political decisions affect other areas, not just Salt Lake City.
David Jacobs/Fed Up Utah: "WHEN YOU ACTIVELY OPPOSE LEGACY HIGHWAY, WHICH WOULD HELP THOSE OF US WHO LIVE OUTSIDE SALT LAKE CITY IMMENSELY, THEN YOU STEP OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS. HE'S DONE A LOT OF THINGS THAT AFFECT US OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS INCLUDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT."
Rocky Anderson/Salt Lake City Mayor: "I THINK THESE PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF ANOTHER VOICE IN UTAH POLITICS. I THINK SOMETIMES THERE'S A REAL HOSTILITY TO A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW, AND SALT LAKE CITY IS A MUCH MORE PROGRESSIVE AREA THAN MUCH OF THE STATE."
For that reason, Anderson says this anti-Rocky campaign could end up actually helping him in the long run.
At the same time, the Fed Up Utah founders say they're not endorsing a candidate, yet. But they're encouraging people to get involved.