Johnston will run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska — yes, the same job that propelled Sarah Palin to governor of Alaska (and later, the vice presidential nomination) — in a new reality project being pitched by Stone and Co.
“Loving Levi: The Road to the Mayor’s Office” will center on Johnston’s newfound fame as the baby daddy to Palin’s grandson Tripp. Johnston will trade on that notoriety to make his run for the Wasilla City Hall — when he’s not pursuing a career in Hollywood, of course.
Stone and Co. are already shooting the show’s pilot, and have started pitching the show to networks.
Johnston admitted that he wasn’t thrilled at first about the mayoral campaign concept, which was pitched to him by Stone’s Scott Stone and David Weintraub.
“But the more I think about it and look into it, I think there’s a possibility we can make it happen,” Johnston said of his political prospects. “It’s something that I want to do.”
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