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Dean stumps in S.L. for Demo cousin

Former Democratic presidential hopeful Howard Dean was in Salt Lake City Sunday to campaign for his cousin, Peter Corroon, Democrat and real-estate developer running for Salt Lake County mayor.

Dean, a top contender for the nomination before he lost to likely nominee Sen. John Kerry, did not rule out another try for the nation's highest office.

Asked by the Deseret Morning News whether he was thinking about another run, Dean replied, "No. I mean, I'm not saying I will or I won't.

"I have no idea if I will or not, but I'm certainly not going to think about it until after November. And hopefully I won't even have to think about till 2012, because I want John Kerry to win."

Both Corroon and Dean jabbed at incumbent Republican county Mayor Nancy Workman, attacking her administration for alleged extravagance in county vehicles, staffers' gasoline controversy and high-paying county jobs.

Corroon said his first act as mayor would be to buy a scraper and remove stickers from facilities that have the county mayor's name on them, replacing them with stickers saying "the citizens of Salt Lake County welcome you."

Dean's fiery speech drew repeated applause and cheers from the crowd of 150 to 160 on Main Street.