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The skinny: Mayor, 5, loses re-election in Minnesota

Time to move on

Mayor, 5, loses re-election in Minnesota

Robert "Bobby" Tufts may have lost his bid for a third consecutive term as mayor of his tiny northern Minnesota tourist town, but the 5-year-old isn't taking it too hard. After helping raise money for local charities and declaring ice cream the top of the food pyramid, it was just time to move on, he said. "It was fun, but it's time to pass on the vote," Bobby told the Associated Press on Monday, a day after he lost the annual election in Dorset. Bobby's rule over the tiny town — population ranging from nine to 28 people — was purely ceremonial, being that Dorset has no formal city government. People can vote as many times as they like — for $1 a vote — at ballot boxes around town. The new mayor, Eric Mueller, is bringing in more experience: He's 16.

Putting it out there

Calif. candidate gets naked in N.Y.

New York City's Naked Cowboy may have met his match. San Francisco Board of Supervisors candidate George Davis stripped buck naked in Times Square on Wednesday to campaign for the right to be nude in public. Davis spoke out against a 2013 San Francisco public nudity ban introduced by his opponent, Scott Wiener. He says nudity is a form of expression. After Davis' speech he conducted interviews stark naked.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Mayor, 5, loses re-election in Minnesota 08/07/14 [Last modified: Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:02pm]
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