“Hank The Cat” Faces Fierce Attack Ad In Senate Campaign
Hank the Cat, a furry feline who is vying for retiring Sen. Jim Webb’s seat has really accelerated this week. Russia and Saudi Arabia have sent letters of encouragement and one organization is offering to go door to door to drum up support for the kitty.
With great success comes great enemies. A Canine support PAC has put out their first attack ad trying to lower enthusiasm foe Hank’s campaign.
“Hank for Senate? No Way,” which debuted on YouTube (below) has had the gall to question why Hank has never released his tax returns or his birth ceritficate and even calls him names at one point!
“Should a Maine coon be running for Senate in Virgina?” the ad asks as the word “carpetbagger” appears onscreen.
Campaign manager Matthew O’Leary told The Huffington Post.
“He’s still taking his daily naps and getting excited about cheese. He was a bit grumpy for his last televised interview, but that appeared to be because it was too close to dinnertime, so we’re scheduling his appearances for midafternoon and he’s doing well.”
The campaign said it will not respond to negative campaign tricks but Hank’s spokespeople said that the fault for the smear campaign lies with those “same Washington insider tricks.”
Thus far, Hank’s campaign has centered on the need for jobs. He also advocates for spay and neuter programs and rescue groups, such as the one that saved him in Virginia.
“Hank has expressed concern that politicians ask for Americans’ hard-earned money and then spend it on ads that continue this vicious, hateful cycle,”
In their ad, the candidate’s political opponents also touch on Virginia’s recent reproductive rights controversy.
The spot asks,
“Would Hank force females to undergo an ultrasound before being spayed?”
O’Leary clarified the political position of Hank the Cat,
“He has Republican roots as cats tend to be more conservative. He also only tears up liberal books when trying to wake me for breakfast.”
Do you think Hank The Cat would do more for Virginia than most politicians?
Watch the attack ad here,