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Dog Barred From Race For Kansas Governor

HUTCHINSON, KS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Kansas election officials are putting the brakes on a dog's campaign for governor.

Terran Woolley, of Hutchinson, decided to file the paperwork over the weekend for his 3-year-old pooch, Angus, to run for the state's top office after reading stories about six teenage candidates. That according to KWCH-TV . The teens entered the race after learning Kansas doesn't have an age requirement, something lawmakers are seeking to change.

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Posted by Life with Angus the wire haired vizsla on Saturday, February 10, 2018

Woolley said he read through the bylaws and requirements for Kansas governor, and it appeared that his dog really could run for office.

Angus is a type of hunting dog called a wire-haired Vizsla. Woolley figured Angus would need to run as a Republican. He described Angus as a "caring, nurturing individual who cares about the best for humanity and all creatures other than squirrels."

But the Kansas Secretary of State's office says man's best friend is not capable of serving the responsibilities required of the governor.

Woolley said if Angus was cleared to run, he would have chosen his siblings, Babe and Max for Lt. governor and secretary of state respectively.

Dog Barred From Race For Kansas Governor
Dog Barred From Race For Kansas Governor (KWCH-TV/Newspath)

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