A Cat Named Hank Is Running For The U.S. Senate In Virginia

So this is happening, apparently.

Reports the Washington Post:

A new candidate has emerged in the U.S. Senate race, challenging former Virginia governors George Allen (R) and Tim Kaine (D) with a single word: “Meow.”

The candidate, who goes only by the name “Hank,” is a cat. A 9-year-old street cat, from Springfield, with a Web site, a Facebook page, a Twitter handle, and campaign advertisement, to be precise.

Hank announced his candidacy earlier this month, and his promotional materials describe him as “a proud Independent” with “real world experience, a unique point of view, and limitless energy.”

Maybe Colbert can throw Hank some of his super pac money? In the meantime, here’s Hank’s first campaign commercial…

I, for one, welcome our new cat overlords.

(HT: Gawker, screengrab via Hank For Senate)