Cat Senate Candidate To Host Cinco De Mayo Summit
3:00 pm, May 4th | by Laura Donovan
The Hank for Senate campaign inspired many laughs when the 9-year-old Maine Coon’s political endeavors hit news wires a few months ago, but the fierce feline is still going strong in the race and will be hosting a major campaign event Saturday.
Hank, who is up against Tim Kaine and George Allen for Virginia Senate, will appear at Springfield’s Felix & Oscar, where attendees can feast on “Hank for Senate” cookies made by Sweet Ladies Bakery. The campaign, which has already raised more than $7,000 for animal rescue organizations, will donate all proceeds to the Humane Society of Fairfax County, as Hank is pro-animals rights, among other things.
From the very beginning, Hank’s campaign manager, Matthew O’Leary made it clear to The Jane Dough that the Hank campaign is a tongue and cheek response to “the farce that is the political system,” but the overwhelming support for Hank implies the good people of America know what they’re doing and exercise good judgment in picking strong leaders.
But I’m not going to let Hank off so easily. Given all the press he has received all year, I’d expect a mind-blowing speech from this aspiring politico, but I’m not counting on it, as O’Leary told me:
“Hank will not have any speeches planned tomorrow, but he may say a few words about Cinco De Mayo since it does fall on that day – Hank loves to teach his supporters little known facts about various things, like recently on Facebook he has explained the benefits about fish oil, some information regarding Millard Fillmore’s 1856′s campaign, and the use of the “straw man” in political debates/campaigns.”
I’m sorry, all I heard was “Cinco De Mayo,” which tells me he’s probably a huge rager. Don’t be surprised if you see Hank with a flask tomorrow.