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12/21/2010 06:06 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

George Lopez Wants To Run For Mayor

LOS ANGELES — Comedian George Lopez caused a stir when he told a TV news program Tuesday that he wanted to be mayor of Los Angeles, but his municipal political ambitions were a joke.

Lopez insisted he was serious when told the Fox 11 news show "Good Day L.A." on Tuesday that he wants to run for mayor.

Lopez said that if actor Arnold Schwarzenegger could become California's governor, there's no reason he couldn't be LA's mayor. He added he'd be a sort of a "Lo-bama," instead of an Obama.

Fox put out a press release about the announcement. But Lopez's spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas, late in the day had the punch line: Lopez was kidding.

George Lopez to Run For LA Mayor: MyFoxLA.com