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Hank for Senate

My Cat and His Story

Matthew O'Leary | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
Matthew O'Leary

Hank did all the regular cat stuff that us cat owners love - he was cute, funny, friendly, a bit of a mean drunk on catnip, cuddly, loving, loyal, and rarely aloof. But more than that all, Hank saved lives.

Goodbye To Hank, Beloved Cat Who Ran For U.S. Senate

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.14.2014 | Weird News

At one point, fans hoped that a handsome Maine coon cat named Hank might one day run for president, an office historically occupied by humans. It ...

Does This Corgi Have Political Ambitions?

Posted 05.08.2013 | DC

Here in the D.C. area, we're familiar with animals who aim for elected office (see, viz., Hank the Virginia cat who ran for an open U.S. Senate seat o...

Hank The Cat Has Some Thoughts About The Trillion Dollar Coin

Posted 01.14.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Hank the Cat, the feisty Virginia feline who retired from politics in November after losing an unusual bid for a U.S. Senate seat, has b...

Famous Cat Senate Candidate Retires From Politics

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Hank the Cat once urged Virginians to "vote the humans out" -- and vote the cat into the U.S. Senate. Hank's message got through. A ...

Amazing Electoral Feat For Hank The Cat

Posted 11.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Hank the Cat, the Springfield, Va., feline who ran an unusual grassroots campaign for U.S. Senate, accomplished something truly impressi...

The Election Results Are In...The Underdog Dog Barrrk Obama Wins Over Mitt'ns Romney

Posted 11.01.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The race between Barrrk Obama and Mitt'ns Romney was close, but we've got a winner: Barrrk Obama's taken the vote. The dog was, for ...

Friday Talking Points -- Frankenstorm! Hank for Senate!

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Maybe it's just me, but it seems we've entered a lull in the election. Maybe it's just my own exhaustion with our quadrennial political circus, but it seems things have settled in for the bitter end of the campaign.

Campaigning From a Cat's Perspective

Hank the Cat | Posted 12.17.2012 | DC
Hank the Cat

American pets -- and their owners -- are sick of politics as usual, and are willing to do whatever is necessary to fix the corruption, lobbying, and corporate control of Congress.

Mitt’ns Romney Wants Your Vote

Posted 10.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- These candidates' positions are clear: One wants more dog parks. The other supports biodegradable litter for every feline. Neither has t...

Cat Senate Candidate: 'Vote The Humans Out'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The claws are out! Hank, the Virginia cat running for a seat in the U.S. Senate, has a cutting proposition in a new campaign ad. "Our...

Arin Greenwood

PHOTOS: A Visit To Hank The Cat's Virginia Campaign HQ | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.26.2012 | DC

SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- Matthew O'Leary and Anthony Roberts are trying to collect 10,000 signatures to send to the Virginia Board of Elections to show the...

Cat Running For Senate Releases Taxes, Likes Space Shuttle

Posted 04.17.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's Space Shuttle Discovery flyover was amazing to humans who got to see it. At least one cat was appreciative of the display as w...

Virginia Cat Running For U.S. Senate Has New Sales Pitch

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.25.2012 | DC

Vote for Hank. Or at least buy his t-shirts. Hank, the 9-year-old former street cat vying for a Virginia seat in the U.S. Senate, is selling bipart...

Hilary Tuttle

CAT FIGHT: 'Hank For Senate' Dogged By Attack Ad | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 03.02.2012 | Weird News

A humble house cat's bid for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) caught fire this week, drawing messages of praise from Russia an...

I CAN HAZ SENATE SEAT: Cat Runs For Senate In Virginia

The Huffington Post | Hilary Tuttle | Posted 02.28.2012 | Weird News

The race for a Senate seat from Virginia may evolve into a cat fight now that one Springfield resident has tossed his collar into the ring. Hank ma...