[Mayor Puluapies] [Frederico the Goat]
Reported in The Odd Spot column in The Melbourne Age newspaper:
A foot-deodorant firm decided during recent municipal election campaigns to use the slogan: "Vote for any candidate, but if your want well-being and hygiene, vote for Puluapies."
On election eve, it followed up its advertising with nationwide distribution of a leaflet the same size and color as the official ballot reading, "For Mayor: Honorable Puluapies."
When the votes were counted, the coastal town of Picoaza elected Puluapies by a clear majority, and dozens of other voters in outlying municipalites had marked their ballots for it.
--Front page, San Francisco Chronicle, July 18, 1967.
From The Whys of a Philosophical Scrivener by Martin Gardner:
The mystery death of Frederico the goat, who was leading the opinion polls for the mayoral election in the Brazilian town of Pilar, is being investigated by police.
- Odd Spot, Melbourne Age, 17 Sept 1996.