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Washougal Mayor Sean Guard, left, coaxes Camas Mayor Scott Higgins to step on the scales during their weigh-in in Washougal, Wash., Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The mayors of the two neighboring Washington state towns on the banks of the Columbia River are embarking on a "Biggest Loser"style contest to see which of the two communities can lose the most weight in 12 months. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Mayors compete in weight loss campaigns

It's Biggest Loser: city vs city. Taking inspiration from television show, two Washington mayors are making it competitive in a contest to see which can lose the most weight in 12 months. The cities--Washougal vs Camas-- have long been sports rivals, and the mayors are trying to capitalize on that rivalry to get residents to participate in the pound-shedding campaign. Local businesses have already started signing up employees for the contest.