Senate-Seeking Cat to Collect 10,000 Signatures for Virginia Ballot
Hank the Cat has faced some stiff opposition in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia. But the independent candidate has garnered a massive following on social networks like Facebook, and hopes to parlay that into petition signatures.
According to a campaign press release, “While Hank is aware he is ineligible to be on the ballot in November, he has decided to collect the 10,000 signatures required and still file with the Virginia State Board of Elections.”
The release also notes that Hank has raised over $2,600 for animal rescue groups — one of his central campaign platforms. However, critics have been quick to dismiss the donations as pandering to the candidate’s base.
Submitted by Hank for Senate.