EXCLUSIVE: Senate-Seeking Cat Promises Job Creation if Elected
“Hank saw that [Democratic senator] James Webb was not seeking re-election, and decided the time was perfect to offer Virginia something new,” Matthew O’Leary, the cat’s campaign manager, tells The Fluffington Post.
Like many politicians on the campaign trail, Hank’s primary concern is job creation. “Hank understands how important jobs are,” says O’Leary, citing the candidate’s plan to invest in government infrastructure and sustainable industries that he believes will lead to job growth.
Whether or not you agree with his policies, there’s no denying that Hank brings something new to the political arena, and his campaign is counting on the support of disillusioned voters. “Practically every single person who supports Hank no longer believes that their Congressman is representing the best interests of the people,” says O’Leary. “We must restore our faith in our leaders, and the only way we can do so is by electing those who cannot be corrupted.”
O’Leary cites Hank’s stray cat past as an important building block of his character. “No other candidate was living on the streets just after birth, and looking death itself in the eyes,” he says. “Hank has a strong resolve. He will not bow to corporate or Washington insider interests.”
Whether Hank has a shot as an independent candidate remains to be seen. To be on the ballot in November, he’ll need 10,000 signatures, though O’Leary points out that Strom Thurmond and Lisa Murkowski both won their races as write-in candidates.