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Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg endorsed by Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson

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Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a campaign event Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Ankeny, Iowa. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has a pair of new endorsements in Utah.

Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson and former Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson announced their presidential pick on Friday.

Jenny Wilson said in a statement that Buttigieg would be a unifying leader who could both energize the party's base and attract moderates.

Her father Ted Wilson says the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, would be the best qualified to run the country.

Their endorsements contrast with U.S. Rep. Ben McAdams, who chose former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg.

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