Republican, Democrat . . . Maine Coon? What with all the political shenanigans, the recent bid for a Virginia senate seat by a cat has been a welcome escape from all the windbaggery. Hank the Cat’s platform advocates for more spay/neuter programs, making politics more civil, and of course, job creation. Hank’s message is catching on — he’s received more than 15,000 “likes” on Facebook, incoming calls from around the globe, and endorsements from other cats . . . and even a few dogs. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for Hank,” says his campaign manager, Matthew O’Leary. The support goes beyond social media: Hank’s campaign has received steady monetary donations. All donated funds are going to animal rescue groups in Virginia, including Animal Allies, which rescued Hank, his mother and siblings several years ago. Meet Hank and learn about his campaign at HankForSenate.com.