He’s hairy. He’s honorary. He’s Duke, the Doggy Mayor! Yes, you heard me right. Duke, a nine-year-old Great Pyrenees, was officially sworn into “office” in a landslide vote three years ago, making him the first ever canine mayor in America. There was only one vote Duke lost, which went toward his girlfriend, Lassie.
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As an important political figure, Duke makes public appearances and can be seen on Cormorant billboards around town sporting his miniature “MAYOR” top hat. His campaign is focused on making people smile and getting scratches behind the ears. The secret to Duke’s success, you ask? Using puppy dog eyes to get his way, of course!
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God bless America and God bless Duke!
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