9Lives' Morris Latest Presidential Candidate

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Del Monte Foods’ 9Lives cat food is jumping on the presidential race bandwagon by throwing into the ring the hat of Morris the Cat.

Morris has asked the Mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska, Stubbs the Cat, to be his running mate.

Morris’ campaign platform features issues every feline can relate to, such as forever homes for all cats, eliminating empty food bowls, and freedom of attitude, according to the company.

It’s been more than 20 years since Morris’ last run at the Oval Office, initially making history as the first feline to try for the presidency in 1988, followed by his second run in 1992.

“A future where every cat lives well is Morris’ greatest passion, and it has certainly helped him gain supporters and a strong feline following,” said Sue Resnicoff, director of cat food marketing at Del Monte Foods, in a release. “We believe every cat should live life to the fullest and we support Morris in his campaign platforms and bid for office in the 2012 Election.”

In their drive to create a nation where all cats live well, Morris and 9Lives brand cat food have pledged to give back to cats in need for the duration of their campaign. Facebook visitors can download a free election poster, insert their own cat’s face, and share with Facebook friends and Twitter followers, all in support of Morris’ platform and vision.

For each share of the campaign poster on Facebook, the Morris campaign will contribute one bowl of 9Lives cat food to Pets Are Wonderful Support, San Francisco (PAWS San Francisco), up to 3,000 lbs. of cat food. The mission of PAWS San Francisco is to preserve, support and nurture the human-animal bond.

To join Morris and Stubbs on the campaign trail, followers may visit www.facebook.com/MorrisTheCat and click on the interactive tab for Morris’ Campaign Headquarters through Election Day, Nov. 6.

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