Cat Got Your Vote? NYC Candidate Brings Pet to Polling Place

New York City's Republican mayoral candidate, Curtis Sliwa, tried to bring a furry friend to his polling place on Tuesday — one of his many pet cats.

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Mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa talks to reporters with a rescue cat named Gizmo after voting in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s Republican mayoral candidate, Curtis Sliwa, tried to bring a furry friend to his polling place on Tuesday — one of his many pet cats. Sliwa, who lost the race to Democrat Eric Adams, showed up at his Manhattan voting site with the animal cradled in his arms. It is one of the more than a dozen rescue cats he lives with at his studio apartment. But he was…

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