Virginia Cat Gets Thousands of Votes in Senate Race

By Amy Sinatra Ayres |

Hank the Cat Loses Election, Wins Big for Charity

Hank the Cat lost the Virginia Senate race, but was a winner for animal rescue groups …Hank was the purrfect candidate. But, alas, after giving it his all, the Virginia cat couldn't claw his way into the state's open U.S. Senate seat. While Hank conceded the race late Tuesday to Democratic candidate Tim Kaine, he said the good news is that he got more than 6,000 write-in votes - and his supporters' $16,000 in campaign donations went to animal rescue groups. "Our campaign … is a perfect example of making your community better for everyone, even if you're just a 13lb cat," Hank told his 27,000 Facebook fans. - Read it at Seattle's KING 5 TV

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