Dog Who Wants To Run For Governor Denied


A Kansas man filed papers for his dog to run for governor after seeing reports about teenagers running, because there is no age requirement.

"Officially, we will not allow a dog to run for governor", Bryan Caskey, director of elections for the Kansas secretary of state's office, said Tuesday.

Woolley, 3, a Wirehaired Vizsla, was entered in the state's gubernatorial race by his owner, Terran Woolley, last week after he found anyone can run, the Kansas City Star reported.

"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.

Terran Woolley, Angus's owner, told The Hutchinson News that he got the idea for Angus to run after six teenage boys jumped into the race.

Not so fast. The Kansas Secretary of State's Office says Angus can not serve as the state's governor.

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Woolley says after reading through some bylaws and requirements for Kansas governor, he decided his dog really could run for office.

A Kansas local filed paperwork this weekend to enter his three-year-old wire terrier, Angus, in the race for governor.

"If you are an adult in the eyes of government at age 18, you can serve in the military, you can do just about anything you want", Republican Representative Blake Carpenter, who introduced the bill, told the Kansas City Star.

His campaign promises included "soft couches, tempurpedic beds, free-for-life universal chuck-it ball supplies and a completely anti-squirrel agenda".

Angus has chosen his four-legged siblings Babe and Max as his lieutenant governor and secretary of state.

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