Dabakis drops out of Salt Lake mayor's race after just 9 days

From the Deseret News

Sen. Jim Dabakis announced Wednesday that he’s withdrawing from the race for Salt Lake City mayor.

The Facebook announcement came just nine days after jumping into the race to join Democrats Jackie Biskupski and Salt Lake City Council Chairman Luke Garrott in an effort to replace Mayor Ralph Becker, who is running for his third term.

Dabakis said he met with Biskupski, a former state representative, on Wednesday to put their “individual ambitions aside” and talk about “what’s best for the people of Salt Lake City,” he wrote. He said he’s now casting his support behind Biskupski for mayor.

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