Kansas election officials on Tuesday barred a dog from running for governor.
KWCH-TV reports that 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.
The teens entered the race after learning Kansas doesn’t have an age requirement, something lawmakers are seeking to change.
“I thought, ‘Hey, why not Angus? He’s a good dog, he’s smart. And I think he could provide better leadership than what we’ve had the last seven years in our state,’ ” Woolley told The Hutchinson News.
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.
AP contributed to this story