Mexico: Cat Runs For Mayor (Meow!)

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XALAPA, MEXICO, (CNN) – Politics has really turned into an animal fight in one Mexican town.

Residents who want to get rid of the so-called political “rats” have chosen a cat to run for mayor.

Nick parker has the story from Xalapa.

Nick Parker, Xalapa, Mexico: “If you’re a cat lover in the Mexico City of Xalapa, there may be only one choice for mayor.”

Yes, Morris The Cat has exploded on social media as a candidate, with more than 120-thousand ‘likes’ on Facebook, way more than his nearest human rival.

His campaign manager and owner says many people are tired of the empty promises of politicians.

And Morris is not the only animal with dreams of high political office.

Nick Parker, Xalapa, Mexico: “Also campaigning in elections across Mexico: dogs, a chicken and a donkey in Ciudad Juarez.”