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Dog's gubernatorial bid crushed in Kansas

Angus is a very good boy, but even that won't pass muster in Kansas, where he has been banned from running for governor, The Associated Press reports. Angus' human representative, Terran Woolley, filed paperwork for the 3-year-old hunting dog to run as a Republican, although the Kansas secretary of state's office quickly halted those plans.

"Basically, I was reading some stories about the young teenagers that were entering the governor's race and I thought, 'I wonder what it takes to be in the race,'" Woolley told KWCH 12. "And I thought, 'I wonder if my dog Angus could run.'" Woolley did some research, and determined there was nothing stopping a Wirehaired Vizla from becoming a public servant.

Angus "is a caring, nurturing individual who cares about the best for humanity and all creatures other than squirrels," added Woolley, and would he have been elected, Angus would have appointed his siblings Babe and Max as lieutenant governor and secretary of state respectively.