Kansas Officials Rule Dog Can’t Run for Governor

Kansas officials say a dog whose owner filed for the animal to run for governor will be disqualified, even though there are no state statutes covering candidates’ qualifications.

The Kansas City Star reports that Terran Woolley of Hutchinson, Kan., entered his three-year-old wire terrier, Angus, in the race after news reports surfaced that the state does not have requirements governing who can run for the office.

“A dog will not be allowed to file and put its name on the ballot,” said Bryan Caskey, director of elections for the Kansas secretary of State’s office.

Six teenagers also filed for the gubernatorial race following a report from the Star last year that noted no age or residency requirements for candidates.

Read more at The Hill.