Famous Kats Series Part 8: Hank the Kat who ran for Senate

Published November 15, 2013 by hairballexpress
Vote fur Hank! photo: Google Images

Vote fur Hank!
photo: Google Images

Okay, you’re gonna think I’ve been dipping too long at the catnip, but honestly, kats really CAN do anything we want!

Take fur example, the Maine Coon kat, Hank  – who ran fur the Senate. He ran fur election in the 2012 U.S. Senate election in Virginia. And apparently, the citizens of Virginia had more confidence in his abilities than in the abilities of the other candidates, seeing as he came in third behind the two major candidates (Bet that didn’t go over well with them)!

Hank’s owners, Matthew O’Leary and Anthony Roberts, put  Hank into the race out of exasperation with regular political campaigns. In the beginning, Hank ran fur State Senate- but obtained only 9 write-in votes. Then, he and his humans started thinking… any other candidate in that position, would simply respond by running fur the next highest position- the United States Senate. After careful deliberation, Hank gave them his approval and he ran fur the U.S.Senate (Now, if only he’d run fur President….)!

Hanks mock candidacy targeted specific issues; Spay and neuter programs, Animal Rescue, and Positive Campaign Reform. The idea was to raise funds and awareness fur different animal welfare groups and it resulted in $16,000.00 worth of contributions to the campaign!

In the end, Hank came in third- with 7,300 votes. And, O’Leary and Roberts had raised $60,000.00 fur animal charities! Was Hank upset he didn’t win? Reports say, he slept through the whole thing.

Fur more infurmation: click Here!

And fur a PURRRSONAL message from Hank…

Now PLEASE, HANK – fur the LOVE OF GOD- run fur PRESIDENT!

Hank the Maine Coon who ran fur Senate.

Hank the Maine Coon who ran fur Senate. (PHOTO from Google Images)

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