Cat For Senate Campaign Raises More Than $3,000 For Animal Rescue Groups
11:45 am, April 2nd | by Laura Donovan
The 9-year-old Maine Coon, who is running for office in Virginia, has raised more than $3,000 for animal rescue groups in his home state (Virginia is for lovers, right?) and $2,100 in t-shirt sales for the folks at Animal Allies. Hank’s campaign manager Matthew O’Leary told The Jane Dough that he’s thrilled to see something positive and sustainable spring from the Hank for Senate campaign aside from jokes:
“It’s amazing really, and we are so blown away. Of course, we’re always looking for more – we ordered buttons for Hank, but we’re trying to catch up on our bumper stickers before offering those online, but in the meantime we’ve delivered 300 buttons to the local rescue groups to sell at an MSRP of $3 each, with 100% of that going to the rescue groups – we did not count that amount in the total either!”
His next goal is to acquire ballot recognition, and while his parents don’t expect this to happen, they’re happy to at least expose the “broken political system” in our country. Hank’s platform prioritizes job creation, spay/neuter programs with animal rescue groups, and removing negativity from political campaigns, among other things, so it says a lot that he is already following through with election promises — especially in wake of a catty attack ad — months before voting day!