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George Lopez says he'd like to be LA mayor

December 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Comedian George Lopez is expressing interest in the political arena - he says he wants to be mayor of Los Angeles.Lopez told "Good Day L.A." on Tuesday he would like to run for mayor in eight years.

The comedian said if actor Arnold Schwarzenegger can become California's governor, there's no reason he can't be L.A.'s mayor.

Lopez's political ambitions were a joke, however. His spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas, late in the day had the punch line: Lopez was kidding.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.