In anticipation of Super Tuesday (Feb. 5) when 24 states hold primary elections the Oregon Humane Society is hosting its first annual Presidential Primary Rat Race on Monday (Feb. 4).
The competition consists of live rats racing down a red, white, and blue, 16-foot straightaway in hopes of winning a tasty treat at the finish line.
The racers are from both the RepubliRat and DemoRat parties, and include Hillary Rodent Squinten, Packrat Ohmama, Muskrat Mike Huckleberry, and Rudy Gulliratty.
Spokesperson David Lytle says the rats have striking similarities to their human candidate counterparts, but if the roles were reversed, theres no way the real White House hopefuls could run the race without a little rotten, ratty scheming.
Lytle says, If it were a sheer athletic race, I dont know if any of them could make it. But theyre adaptable and smart, so Im sure theyd figure out a way to win.
For more info, go to oregonhumane.org.
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