PORTLAND, Ore. — Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson earned a pair of endorsements in his presidential campaign, including support from former presidential candidate Ralph Nader.

The Progressive Party of Oregon named Anderson its presidential nominee for 2012 during a joint press conference with Nader Wednesday.

"I am glad to see Rocky in this race, and he has my total support," Nader said.

Anderson, a two-term Salt Lake City mayor, said he's honored to have Nader's endorsement.

"Ralph Nader has been a strong fighter for causes I believe in — social justice, economic justice and environmental justice," he said. "While others have become complacent about the devastation to our rights and liberties in this country, Ralph has never backed down."

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Anderson was expected to officially accept the nomination from the Oregon Progressive Party on Wednesday night.

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