Nightly News | July 13, 2013
>>> when you hear that music it means one thing, it's election time somewhere in america. tonight we're focusing on a mayoral race in minnesota in which the popular incumbent seeking re-election is not old enough for kindergarten. kevin tibbles is on the campaign trail.
>> reporter: election fever heat dorset, minnesota , population 22. on the main drag pressing the flesh and handing out his card is mayor bobby tufts who is up for re-election. this pint size politician is a hit. at the ripe old age of 4 he already carries a big stick . heck, who can argue with his platform.
>> if you're elected are we all going to get a free ice cream cone ?
>> reporter: it's off to the parlor we go.
>> how many scoops do you want?
>> reporter: mayor bobby bellies up to the bar for a scoop of his favorite. he won the position last year when his name was pulled out of a hat. to vote here it will cost you a buck. you can put any name in the box. all proceeds go the annual town fair. so endorse it. ballot box stuffing is encouraged.
>> i like meeting future mayors and kinds of america.
>> reporter: like most big shots bobby has a chauffeur. his goes by the name of mom who is flabbergasted by all the attention.
>> he was in print in london and germany and that's just crazy my 4-year-old is a world traveller before me.
>> what time do mayors have to go to bed?
>> reporter: probing interviewers take a back seat to bugs and butterflies.
>> i've had a lot of guys get up from interviews with me before but never like this.
>> i'll give you my best.
>> give me your best. holy smokes . that wasn't mile.
>> reporter: the mayor unwinds with his rod and reel on the local lakes which is teaming with fish.
>> that fish was about two feet long.
>> about 50.
>> 50 feet fish?
>> reporter: sadly after a dip in the lake it's nap time and we take our leave.
>> my name is robert and i approve this message.
>> reporter: vote for mayor bobby. he won't kiss your baby but he'll kiss your fish. kevin tibbles, nbc news, dorsett, minnesota .