Cat Runs for Mayor in Mexico

Posted on June 10, 2013 by

A cat in Mexico is making waves as his loyal followers campaign for him to become the City of Xalapa’s new mayor.

Morris, otherwise know as “El Candigato Morris,” was elected as the citizen’s candidate by two young men who were sick of the city’s corrupt politicians, according to CNN. His campaign slogan even translates to “For a Xalapa Without Rats.”

Morris “promises” to do what all politicians do: eat, sleep and do nothing else. So far, it seems like Morris is winning the internet’s vote as he has racked up over 83,000 likes on Facebook as of Monday.

If Morris is successful in his bid to become the city’s new mayor, he won’t be alone in the ever exclusive cat mayor category. He will join Stubbs the cat who was first elected mayor of the town Talkeetna, Alaska in 1997. Stubbs is still the town’s honorary mayor to this day.

The best part of this story, though, is imagining just how much money his fellow candidates will spend to knock Morris out of the race. Paying to rig an election so a cat doesn’t beat you = comedic gold. Someone call Disney! Let’s get this cat a movie, ASAP!

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