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4-year-old mayor of Dorset wins re-election

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Robert Tufts already has the politico part down pat: Instead of babies, he kisses fishes, but for the most part, the kid's a natural.

Just because he's 4 years old doesn't mean the kid's a novice; in fact, he "won" re-election Sunday to begin his second term as mayor of Dorset, Minnesota, a town so small you can barely find it on a Google map search.

As the Star Tribune reports, Mayor Tufts' name was picked Sunday during annual Taste of Dorset festival to be mayor of Dorset for a second term. The town has no formal city government and has a population of 22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are traveling or not.

"Bobby," as the Strib calls him, was only 3 when he won election last year. His mother, Emma Tufts, said she and her son, who turns 5 in October, got choked up when his name was pulled for re-election Sunday.

Hey, the Kid ain't small-time though: He's been featured in the Huffington Post, the Washington Post and Politico.

As for his second term, Emma Tufts said her son's agenda includes raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley in Fargo, N.D., and a new welcome sign for Dorset, which bills itself as the Restaurant Capital of the World.

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