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  Retired general poised to take on Herbert
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ContributorStephen Yellin 
Last EditedStephen Yellin  Dec 20, 2011 04:24pm
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AuthorRobert Gehrke
MediaNewspaper - Salt Lake Tribune
News DateTuesday, December 20, 2011 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionPeter Cooke is a retired two-star general, a businessman, a real estate developer and a Democrat. Now he appears almost a lock to take a shot at becoming Utah’s next governor.

"I would say it’s very, very, very probable," Cooke said Monday, although he won’t make a formal announcement until after the holidays. "I’ve been approached by many businessmen and a lot of my military veterans, and I’m very seriously considering it. There’s a good chance I’m going to move forward with it."

Cooke spent 39 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, retiring two years ago as a major general, and has been in business for 29 years. Cooke said he would run to unite Democrats and Republicans who feel they aren’t represented in the state’s current GOP-dominated system...
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