Corroon kicking off gubernatorial campaign today

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon is preparing to kick off his gubernatorial bid.Corroon planned to give a campaign speech Tuesday, formally announcing his candidacy.The moderate Democrat is hoping to unseat Republican Gov. Gary Herbert. Herbert took office in August after Jon Huntsman resigned to become U.S. ambassador to China.Corroon is expected to focus on education, the economy and the environment during his announcement.After his speech, Corroon will embark on a two-day tour of the state.Corroon will speak Ogden at 12:30 today. Several Cache County Democratic leaders are expected to attend the speech in Ogden, which is the closest Corroon will get to Logan on this round of campaign speeches.

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