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8 Pawesome Pet Politicians

They all have my vote.

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Most of us know about the pets of the President (including "Socks" the Clinton's cat pictured above), but did you know that a few of our furry friends have actually stepped out of their owner's shadows to become the candidates themselves? See some of our favorites below including a feline who's campaign you might be interested in "Right Meow"!

8. Republican Precinct Committeeman "Boston Curtis"

In 1938 in Milton, Washington, "Boston Curtis" ran unopposed and unanimously won the seat as Republican committeeman. The only thing is no one had told the voters that "Boston" was, ironically for the GOP, actually a long-eared brown mule.

7. His Honor Mayor Stubbs

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His Honor Mayor Stubbs (his official title), has served as the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for over 18 years since his appointment in 1997. Stubbs has had a tumultuous tenure from being shot, falling into a restaurant fryer, being mauled by a dog, and jumping off a moving truck, he has really tested the limits of his nine lives.

6. Yippie Party Presidential Candidate "Pigasus the Immortal"

Although he never won the presidency (thanks Nixon), in 1968 Pigasus, a 145-pound domestic pig, was the Yippie Party's presidential candidate. His legacy remains a famous piece of political theater.

5. Mayor Bosco Ramos

Bosco, a black labrador retriever/rottweiler mix, has the distinction of being America's first dog mayor serving in Sunol, California between the years of 1981 until his death in 1994. He ran as a member of the re-PUP-lican party with the campaign slogan, "A bone in every dish, a cat in every tree, and a fire hydrant on every corner".

4. Mayor Clay Henry

Clay Henry, a goat, became mayor of Lajitas, Texas after locals discovered his affinity for drinking beer. He took office in the late 1980s and held the position for a few years until he was killed in a fight with another goat. His descendants have filled his mayoral position ever since.

3. Hank the Cat

This humble rags-to-riches (or street cat to house cat) story stars Hank, a Maine Coon cat from Northern Virginia, who in 2012 ran for a Virginia Senate seat and actually came in third with over 7,000 write-in votes.

2. Mayor Junior Cochran

Junior Cochran, a black Labrador, served as mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky from 2004 until his death in 2008. Rabbit Hash has a history of animal mayors and Junior had to beat out another dog and a donkey to become "Hizzoner".

1. Limberbutt McCubbins

Limberbutt is a currently running, registered FEC democratic presidential candidate who also happens to be a cat. That's right, if you are disappointed that you didn't have the opportunity to vote for your favorite animal candidate, fear not! Limberbutt's campaign slogan is "Meow is the Time", so if you want to know more about his campaign visit his website at and don't forget to register to vote!!!

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