There’s another fat cat running for political office. But this one is actually covered in fur, has claws and purrs when he gets his way.
All hail “hissoner.”
Morris the Cat declared his candidacy for mayor of Xalapa, a university city with a population of 450,000 in eastern Mexico. Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz, has suffered through high crime rates and corruption in recent years.
Which helps explain the 10-month-old kitten's campaign slogan: "Tired of Voting for Rats? Vote for a Cat."
"He sleeps almost all day and does nothing, and that fits the profile of a politician," said Morris’ human owner, Sergio Chamorro, in an interview with The Associated Press.
Morris is also not the only cat to seek elected office.
For example, Stubbs the Cat has famously been the mayor of a small Alaskan town for more than 15 years. And in 2012, a cat named Tuxedo Stan ran for mayor of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada (he didn't win).
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