Cat Running for Mayor in Mexican Town

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The citizens of Xalapa, Mexico, are frustrated with the corrupt politicians in their town, so they have turned to an unusual new candidate for mayor. According to ABC News, a black-and-white cat named Morris is running for mayor after being nominated by two students.

Cat Running For Mayor in Mexican Town

Morris has been dubbed the "'citizen's candidate." He hopes to "rid the city of rats," i.e. the corrupt politicians of Xalapa. However, Morris isn't going to promise the people of Xalapa anything he can't actually accomplish. One of the students said that unlike many other candidates who have run for office in the city, Morris is going to be completely honest with Xalapa about what he plans to do as the city's next mayor: eating, sleeping, yawning and conducting other cat-specific activities.



Morris has become extremely popular and has garnered a lot of attention in the local news. His Facebook page has more than 50,000 followers.

Sadly,
Morris' name won't be on the ballot because he is a cat, but his "pawticipation" in the race means so much more to local journalist Melina Zurita. Zurita believes Morris represents the frustration Xalapa's citizens have with Mexican politicians who win elections by buying votes and negotiating corrupt deals.

Morris' campaign staff is encouraging voters to write Morris' name in on ballots in order to send a message to the city's politicians.

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Jacob JJ Ocejo

is the cat really running for mayor in mexico

June 17 2013 at 11:03 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
dange100

I hear some photos have emerged showing him smoking catnip cigs.

June 14 2013 at 9:23 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
socraticknight

it must be the last resort in order to deal with all the liberal political rats in office. in the US, libs are weasels and rats, so a cat would do fine dealing with them here as well.

June 14 2013 at 3:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
VIPRLARES

He probably do a better job.

June 13 2013 at 11:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gmc1352

He'd be a better mayor than most politicians I know.

June 13 2013 at 7:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ellie

I wish he would run for NYC mayor.

June 13 2013 at 5:42 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Linda

Morris would be a better President as well. Mexico is more corrupt then even us. That is why Obama and the Mexican Pres. get along so well. they both should be in jail.

June 13 2013 at 5:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
StillDezzin

He'd get my vote if I could!

June 13 2013 at 3:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sasz2

I would definitely vote for Morris

June 13 2013 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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