'Giggles the Pig' write-in effort ends in Flint mayor's race

A lawyer who wanted to enter his pet pig into the Flint mayoral race is calling off the effort.

Michael Ewing started the "Giggles the Pig for Flint Mayor" campaign after learning that a mix-up by Flint's clerk threatened to keep candidates' names off the ballot. Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed a law allowing Flint's mayoral election to proceed despite the error.

Ewing wrote on Giggles' Facebook page that she is withdrawing from the mayoral race, and that her fan page will now be used to update voters about the four human candidates and other happenings in Flint.

Ewing wrote he hopes Giggles' short-lived campaign raised awareness about the election.

You can read the Facebook post in full below.

Sadly, we must announce that Giggles is withdrawing from the Flint mayoral race. The folks in the state capitol worked...

Posted by Giggles the Pig for Flint Mayor on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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