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Cat Named Limberbutt McCubbins Enters US Presidential Race

10/07/2015 12:22 | Updated 10 July 2015

A cat named Limberbutt McCubbins has entered the race to become the Democrat Party's presidential candidate in 2016.

McCubbins joins Lincoln Chafee, Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb in the list of human candidates who probably won't beat Hillary Clinton in the party's primaries.

And yes, it's completely legal for a cat to run for President, apparently. He's filed all the necessary paperwork.

Limberbutt belongs to 18-year-old Emilee McCubbins, whose high school friend thought it would be a good idea to enter the feline in the race.

"Anyone can easily run for president, which is why if you go to the FEC website you'll see over 200 people listed - including Limberbutt," jokester Isaac Weiss said.

You can even buy memorabilia to support the cat's campaign, including a reasonably priced "Limberbutt 2016" mug.

Together, we cat.

Posted by Limberbutt 2016 on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

And it's not the first time an animal has run for the job. In 1968 a pig called Pigasus the Immortal tried to get into office, and a dog called Molly was beaten by Barack Obama in 2008.

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