Former S.L. mayor Rocky Anderson divorces himself from ‘gutless’ Democratic Party
By Dennis Romboy, Deseret News
Published: Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 12:21 a.m. MDT
SALT LAKE CITY — One of Utah’s most liberal politicians has divorced himself from the Democratic Party.
In a harshly worded email, former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson this week asked the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to remove his name from its list.
“I’m done with the Democratic Party. As I said on Amy Goodman’s show a couple years ago, I’ve put my ‘Proud Democrat’ coffee mug in storage. I think now I’ll just throw it in the garbage and have done with it,” he wrote.