Morris is a Cat Running for Office in the City of Xalapa, Mexico

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Jun 16, 2013 • References: elcandigato & newsfeed.time
A cat running for office is news you'd expect to hear on the Internet, but this is a real headline for the city of Xalapa, Mexico. In Xalapa there is a saying that the city is overrun with "rats," a term meaning "corrupt politicians."

Jair Cuevas is one of the students that elected Morris the cat to run for mayor. As the natural enemy of rats, this clever campaign makes a funny political statement. Morris the cat promises to fulfil all the promises he makes, which includes sleeping, eating and playing.

Morris the cat has gained a huge following on social media, with over 100,000 likes on Facebook and thousands of followers on Twitter. Unfortunately Morris has been ruled out as an actual candidate for the election. Stats for Mayoral Cat Campaigns Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 445 clicks in 153 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: Cat Running For Office
Related: 83 examples / 64 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-35
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