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Michigan mayor donates to Dorset mayor’s re-election campaign

A Michigan mayor has endorsed Dorset’s Robert Tufts for mayor at this year’s Taste of Dorset election.

Linden, Mich., mayor David Lossing donated $5 to his re-election campaign. He saw a news story about Robert and decided it was “professional courtesy” to donate.

Robert is no ordinary mayor. The 4-year-old from Nevis was “elected” mayor at last year’s Taste of Dorset festival. Each year, anyone can pay $1 to put their name in a hat for a chance to have the title and key to the city for a year. Last August, Robert was the lucky winner. This year’s election is Aug. 4.

Robert became a celebrity of sorts after a video with him at the Governor’s Fishing Opener went viral in May. Since then, he has been featured on several television news broadcasts across the country.