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CO race for mayor turns into a real zoo

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DIVIDE, CO (WKOW) -- Make whatever pun about politics you prefer because the race for mayor of Divide, Colorado, is turning into a real zoo. Eleven candidates are running for office, but not a single one of them is human.

The list of the candidates includes Keyni the wolf, Teddy the mutt and Blackberry the Hedgehog, among others. True to American politics, some of the animals even ran dirty campaigns. In the end all of them are running for a good cause: To help poor animals in their community.

The election serves as a fundraiser. Each vote costs a dollar, and every dollar earned will go to the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter. It's the only no-kill shelter in the area, and the money raised will help hundreds of abandoned animals who end up there each year.

"The last election raised about $8,800," fundraising coordinator Nancy Adams says. "Right now, we're at $9,000."

The election ends Tuesday, and right now it's anybody's race. The group is running to replace sitting Divide mayor, Walter the cat.
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