Voters in Virginia will have the chance to elect a nine-year-old former street cat named Hank for their senate seat.
Hank is on the ball than many humans when it comes to social media, with a strong presence on Facebook and Twitter and even his own website.
Hank’s run for election is based around job creation, with a slogan of “Milk in every bowl.” He has been described as “proud and independent.”
His promotional campaign conveys Hank as having “real world experience, a unique point of view and limitless energy.”
“If I had to sum up my feelings for Virginia’s future,” Hank declares on his website, “I would have to say: Meow.”
He continues: “When I’m elected to the Senate, I’m going to work hard to make sure that there is milk in every bowl across this great nation.”
Rivaling Hank in the election are two former Virginia governors, Republican George Allen and Democrat Tim Kaine.
However, Hank will certainly be feeling confident that he can compete well for the seat vacated by Democrat senator Jim Webb with all the buzz surrounding his entry in the election.
Virginia voters have even been treated to an advert as part of the ‘cat-paign’, in an attempt to usher Hank into power.
by Ella White