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Bobby Tufts is out after two terms as the ceremonial mayor of Dorset, Minn. Bobby said his time in office was "fun."


Good morning. I'm David Greene with a political bombshell. Bobby Tufts is out after two terms as the mayor of Dorset, Minnesota. A few things to note here - the job is ceremonial, the tiny town has no official mayor and voting is done for charity. And Bobby Tufts, well, he's 5 years old. He was elected when he was 3 and brought sweeping changes like declaring ice cream a necessary food. Bobby said his time in office was quote, "fun." He was beaten out by Eric Mueller who is 16. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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