Hank The Cat Running For Virginia Senate Seat

The U.S. Senate race is heating up as November approaches and it looks as if Virginia voters are in for quite the cat fight. That’s because the race was originally made up of former Virginia governors George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D) until Hank the Cat decided to mix it up.

Going by the name Hank the 9-year-old street cat claims no ties to politics as usual and the Springfield resident has already lauched a Web site, a Facebook page, Twitter handle, and campaign advertisement.

Hank’s main platform is simple, he wants to create jobs, we assume for humans and perhaps some homeless cats.

Hank describes himself as a “a proud Independent” with “real world experience, a unique point of view, and limitless energy.”

If you’re willing to help out the Hank for Senate campaign they need volunteers to “harp on Hank” by going door-to-door, making phone calls and working at polling places on election day. You heard that right, Hank’s campaign has all the inner workings of a real human campaign.

Getting a hold of Hank however isn’t easy as he’s not currently offering any press comments, although I’d assume his typical response would be a veiled political answer to the tune of “meow.”

If Hank the Cat is elected to office we hear one of his first orders will be enacting mandatory cat naps for all state employees.

Do you think Hank the Cat is Virginia’s best choice for replacing the Senate seat vacated by Sen. James Wedd (D)?