Hank the Cat ran for a U.S. Senate seat from Virginia in a write-in campaign that fell considerably short this month. Nevertheless, he joined the long list of names voters have scribbled on ballots when the printed choices weren't satisfactory.
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It has never been easy for political hopefuls, like Hank the Cat or even humans, to run a successful write-in campaign. Hank ran for a U.S. Senate seat in Virginia this month, but fell short. Still, voters who register their dissatisfaction with the ballot's printed candidates by writing in something whimsical is a longstanding tradition.