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Popular pup voted town mayor for third term

Friday August 26th 2016

It's a dog eat dog world in politics, but one pup keeps coming out top after being voted town mayor for a third consecutive term.

A nine-year-old Great Pyrenees named Duke won a landslide victory to be re-elected in Cormorant, Minnesota.

Duke made national headlines in 2014 when he was first elected mayor of Cormorant - a small township of 1,000 - by write-in vote.

"Three years ago it happened by accident. It was a write-in vote. You pay a dollar and you can vote," said David Rick, Duke's owner, as reported by ABC News.

The Alpha dog has won hearts in the town, and inhabitants seem to agree with his policies.

"I don't know who would run against him," resident Karen Nelson told WDAY6. "He's done such great things for the community."

Duke wore a miniature black top hat and a patriotic star-spangled bandanna around his neck for the big day.

The pup has become a local celebrity - and even has his own Facebook page.

Copyright Press Association 2016