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Minnesota mayor, 4, wants another term

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Small-town mayors run for re-election all the time, so it’s really not a big deal — except when the boss is a 4-year-old.

Mayor Robert “Bobby” Tufts, whose qualifications include a love of ice cream and fishing, is campaigning to keep his mayoralty in the small Minnesota town of Dorset, according to The Associated Press.

Although the town has no formal government, Bobby took office at age 3 after his name was drawn during the annual Taste of Dorset festival.

That’s how the town of fewer than 30 residents picks its mayor, and Bobby could draw his name once more when he picks the town’s next leader on Aug. 4, according to the AP.

Folks can stuff ballot boxes in stores around town as many times as they want, for $1 per vote.

The AP says little Bobby’s main job to is greet folks who come into Dorset, situated among the pines and lakes about 150 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

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