It’s no secret that we have something of a organization-wide crush on crusading Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson.

As he mentioned in our interview, his plan has been to leave politics and move into advocacy behind environmental and human rights causes. But it looks like he might be reconsidering.

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You see, the slate of candidates for Salt Lake mayor is pretty grim. The one truly progressive candidate, the one Rocky endorsed, may not advance beyond the primary. If he doesn’t, Rocky might jump back in as a write-in candidate, because he doesn’t want to see the progress he’s made in the city undone by a conservative wanker in the pocket of the LDS church.

If he jumps back in, he’ll instantly be the frontrunner. The city loves him. And it’s easy to see why — he obviously loves the city.

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