Kansas has a unique gubernatorial race in progress, and not just because one of the candidates is sixteen years old. Jack Bergeson of Wichita is running as a Democrat with his middle school friend Alexander Cline, who is seventeen -- poised to be a Libertarian lieutenant governor.
Neither are old enough to vote, but because Kansas never codified qualifications for governor, they are able to run for the state’s highest civil position. They are raising money for their campaign by bussing tables, washing dishes, and refusing to accept donations over $500 per person or entity.
The teens' platform includes the right to open carry on state property, a $12 minimum wage, legalized marijuana, and a raise for teachers across the state. They also pledge to keep taxes lower on families earning less than $60,000 a year.
Mike Opelka was reminded of Jon Ossoff's Georgia congressional campaign on today's "Pure Opelka," in that Ossoff was unable to vote for himself, not living in the district for which he was running. He also felt the young men's campaign was a harbinger of things to come, saying, "You better buckle up for 2018.”
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