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Six teenagers are running for governor in Kansas, and suddenly this doesn’t seem so preposterous anymore

A few weeks ago, I thought it foolish that teenagers were running for governor in Kansas. Now, I’m not so sure.

Monica Hesse, Washington Post:

Six teenage boys are running for governor of the state of Kansas. The would-be boy governors of Kansas. This was a funny concept for a while, and then it became absurd, and then a national tragedy happened and it became not funny but actually an emotion approaching tender, even aching.

The future belongs to them. It’s a cliche but it’s true. (That is also a cliche.)

We often look down on today’s young people, labelling them ‘millennials’ in derogatory tones. But their uprising, taking a stance, wanting to do what is right in the wake of yet another indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of young people at the Parkland high school, is perhaps naive, yes, but it’s brave, and it’s bold, and it gives me hope.

7th teenager enters Kansas governor race

And he’s not even from Kansas. 18-year-old Conner Shelton is a University of Delaware student from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Associated Press via The Washington Post:

Six other teens have entered the race, but Shelton is the first who isn’t from Kansas. The chemical engineering major described his candidacy as “an experiment of sorts.”

In addition to the teens running for governor, a teen is running for Kansas secretary of state.

In the dog-eat-dog world of American politics, Angus can’t run for Kansas governor

Reuters:

In the dog-eat-dog world of U.S. politics, a 3-year-old wire-haired Vizsla in Kansas was scratching his head, and behind his ears, after being denied a chance to run for governor, his owner said on Tuesday.

The Kansas man, who registered his dog named Angus for governor, said the secretary of state’s office has halted the campaign to put his pooch in politics.

“His platform was going to be free Chuckit balls for life,” said Terran Woolley, of Hutchinson.

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