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October 14, 2011 > Donkey, dogs among candidates for NM town 'mayor'

Donkey, dogs among candidates for NM town 'mayor'

Submitted By AP Wire Service

CORRALES, N.M. (AP), Sep 22 - Apparently, there's a lot of barking, pecking and galloping in one New Mexico town's election.

That's because dogs, horses, a chicken, a donkey, and a pair of alpacas are among the candidates aiming to become ``pet mayor'' of Corrales.

The eight beastly candidates have been campaigning since mid-August and their owners -- or campaign managers -- have been urging residents to cast $1 ballots online and at participating local businesses.

The election is part of the annual Corrales Harvest Festival scheduled for this weekend and proceeds go to Kiwanis Foundation of Corrales.

Sherman, a horse, was giving out horseshoes for votes. Asked if his campaign was buying votes, his campaign manager said they were from Chicago.

Corrales Mayor Philip Gasteyer is scheduled to announce the winner on Sunday.

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