Angus the dog denied a chance to run for Kansas governor


Terran Woolley, the dog's owner, used the state's oversight to file the paperwork that would allow his 3-year-old wire-haired Visla named Angus P. Woolley to run for the election but Kansas election officials barred it on Tuesday.

"Under Kansas law, there is no law governing the qualifications for governor, not one", Caskey also said.

However, the Secretary of State's Office didn't bite, ruling Angus could not run for the office.

"I do believe he is a caring, nurturing individual who cares about the best for humanity and all creatures, other than squirrels", Woolley told AP of his pet and former gubernatorial hopeful Angus.

The latest candidate running for governor in Kansas has had his dreams dashed, despite assertions among his supporters that he's just the man for the job.

They told CNN that they were inspired by the six teenagers who intend to run for governor this November.

"I can't point you to a law that says anything about the qualifications to run for governor", he said to the Kansas City Star. The candidacies set the state scrambling to put new rules in place laying out requirements for office.

"So there's seriously nothing on the books that lays out anything, no age, no residency, no experience; nothing".

Teens between 16 and 18 years old now make up about a third of the entrants for the race, NPR reported, prompting the introduction of a bill that would bar under 18s from running for state office, although it would not affect the 2018 race.

Lawmakers, though, were brought to heel and are now rushing to change that with the debacle unfolding before their eyes. But after Angus was shot down, it is likely that the bill will also see amendments to add that candidates must also be human.