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.

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.

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

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Comments (20)
  1. Bet it would have done a better job! Dogs are loyal, unlike some people…

  2. Tango Victor says:

    Arkansas had Clinton; … Angus the Vizsla sounds at least as qualified ….

  3. This is total bs. Hilldog ran for POTUS.

  4. Jerry Walton says:

    Democrats were feeling threatened by the dog. Knew he would do a better job.

  5. Brad Alb says:

    The shadowy but very powerful Cat lobby is obviously behind this move.

  6. Barry Jones says:

    Got to be a better candidate than any DimocRAT in the world.

  7. Most dogs would make better governor than current ones in many states.

  8. Mark Aguirre says:

    Well…an ass is in the orange house…

  9. mortimerzilch says:

    sounds sexist to me.

  10. Certainly that dog would make a better governor than the piece of Human debris running MY state! (California). I’d vote for the dog before I’d vote for any of the idiots I’ll be stuck choosing next election.

  11. They stopped the dog from running because he’d probably win…

  12. John Morris says:

    That’s the only absurdity people have had the guts to say no to. Likely to be the last.

  13. Mike Herman says:

    Smarter, more articulate, more responsible with money, and more loyal than any Dem you could vote for.

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