Skip to comments.Cat appears to come in third in Virginia’s U.S. senate race
Posted on 11/08/2012 8:23:11 PM PST by cdchik123
The battle for the U.S. Senate between Tim Kaine and George Allen in Virginia may have been settled in the litter box instead of the ballot box if the tightly contested election had come down to about 6,000 votes given to a cat.
Its entirely possible that third-place finisher in Virginia is Hank the Cat, a Maine Coon who ran on a pro-feline, job-creation platform.
In the current online results, Kaine is ahead of Allen by about 184,000 votes as of Thursday morning. The race was expected to be very close, and it was part of a record spending spree in the state that also featured a tight race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
But an examination of the official voting ballot online shows that there apparently wasnt a candidate from a known third party listed on the ballot below Kaine and Allen, unlike past years. There also isnt a third-party candidate listed on the election board website among its election results.
Hank the Cat had been running for the U.S. Senate since last winter as a part of a spoof on the modern election process. He received extended coverage in The Washington Post in February.
Hank even wrote a campaign blog for The Huffington Post in October, praising another cat running for office in Canada, Tuxedo Stan. That was after Hank survived an attack ad launched by a faux pro-dog super PAC.
Unfortunately for Hank, TV show host Ellen DeGeneres gave a public endorsement to Stan, and not Hank, on her show.
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Welcome to America.
Thank god Hank is straight..
"Ameowica the Beautiful"
Wonderful! My votes counted!!!!
A LOT better (and much better looking) than the senators we got here now...
The Purrfect candidate!
(run him for President next time!)
Why can’t we have Hank for president?
Hmm...this *would* explain the unexpected support for the Medicinal Catnip referendum on the Virginia ballot..
Hank would be great in the White House.
He’d do a whole lot less damage to America than UknowWho
(I hope) that current Occupancy in the White House
wouldn’t eat Hank
No fear, he ate dog, not cat
Hank for President?
I’m all for it!
and anyone who tries to eat Hank will encounter Hank’s CLAWS!
something poor Bo doesn’t have going for him, alas...
I don’t think there are any cats that are 30 years old.
Please tell me this was a “write-in” candidate and that the Supervisor of Elections for Virginia was not stupid enough to allow the kitteh’s name on the ballot!!!???
That cat is best which caterwauls least.
Haven’t you heard that we’re in the Election-Law-Optional Era?
Gooooooooooooood Morning and THANK-YOU in shoutout for making my morning with this very interesting post-Election Day interesting animal story article. :)=^..^=
Good for the cat, at least he takes a BIGTIME interest in public affairs. :)=^..^=
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