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Dog Barred From Race For Kansas Governor

Dog Barred From Race For Kansas Governor

Last year, Bryan Caskey, director of elections for the Kansas secretary of state's office, had said he didn't know what would happen if a dog tried to run. Kobach, a Kansas Republican, is also running for governor in 2018.

"Basically, I was reading some stories about the young teenagers that were entering the governor's race and I thought I wonder what it takes to be in the race and I thought I wonder if my dog Angus could run", Terran Woolley said.

"With all the teenagers running for governor, I decided a 23 (in dog years) [year old] candidate is more ready to assume the reins", Angus wrote on his Facebook.

Woolley read through the bylaws and requirements to be Kansas governor and realized nothing was stopping Angus from actually being in the hunt ― which is flawless because his breed is a hunting dog.

Angus faces a crowded pool in the race for governor, but Woolley has some fundraising ideas in mind.

There are no requirements about who can run for governor in Kansas.

Caskey was asked by The Star last September what would happen if a dog tried to run for governor.

"I thought, 'Hey, why not Angus?"

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Angus is a hunting dog of the wire-haired vizsla breed.

How dare you squash his hopes and dreams like that, Kansas?!

Angus isn't the only animal who aspired to serve constituents.

A pit bull named Brynneth Pawltro was elected mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky in 2016.

Kansas lawmakers are pushing for a bill that would set out clear requirements for gubernatorial candidates, including being a human and at least 18 years old.

"I'm glad, I guess, a dog wasn't allowed onto the ballot because that just. makes no sense", he said.

"He is a little heartbroken and a little relieved because he doesn't have to go to all those pointless debates", Woolley said by telephone.