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#Mayor Johnston?

THE TWO-TIME FORMER FIANCÉ of Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol is planning to run for the mayorship of their home town of Wasilla as part of a reality TV show.

Levi Johnston, who fathered a child born to Bristol Palin during her mother’s vice-presidential campaign in 2008, is running for city office as part of his new show, “Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor’s Office”.

His manager, Tank Jones, confirmed that Johnston (20) would run either for the position of Mayor or for a seat on the city council.

But with the city clerk saying that the deadline for registering as a candidate in the latter election having already passed, and with Johnston’s name not being among the list of candidates, Johnston must thus be intending to run for the mayor’s job.

The very same position was held by his twice prospective mother-in-law, Sarah Palin, between 1996 and 2002. The position has been held by the Republican Party since Palin won it from incumbent Democrat John Stein in 1996.

“Let me put it to you like this,” Jones said. “If you live in a town and things are happening in that town, and you’re displeased with it, what do you do? You try to change those things.

The Huffington Post says that while Jonse did not offer much tangible policy aspects of Johnston’s prospective bid, he said: “This is not a spoof. This is not a joke.”

Johnston was engaged to Bristol Palin (19) twice, most recently when the couple reunited last month following a split in March 2009. Last week, however, Bristol ended the relationship again – just three weeks after they resumed their engagement. The couple have a 20-month-old son, Tripp.

Between his stints as Palin’s fiancé Johnston posed for Playgirl magazine.