-- If this presidential candidate wins next year, it will be by a whisker.
His name is Limberbutt McCubbins, a registered federal office-seeker — who happens to be a cat.
"This happened probably back in early May," Emilee McCubbins of Lousiville, Kentucky told ABC News. "My friend Issac messaged on Facebook asking for my address. After a half an hour later, I got an email from the FEC that Limberbutt McCubbins had been officially registered in the presidential race."
McCubbins, 17, said the steps to register Limberbutt as a candidate only took her friend a short time to complete.
"Personally, I think if you're going to become a leader of the free world you should have to do a bit more of an extensive application process," she said. "You don't even have to put in a social security number, which is a bit worrisome, but you do have to file some papers for tax records and campaign donations. You have to raise $5,000 to get on the ballot."
Being that Limberbutt is a feline, McCubbins said there's no need to beef up his campaign, adding that she's aware her gray tabby may not have much of a shot going far in the race.
"It's just a fun thing to pass the time," McCubbins said. "It's the summer and there's no homework, so we enter our cats in the presidential race."