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Texas dog tweets about politics, files to run for mayor

Posted by Kristi Palma  February 21, 2014 11:56 AM

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Is politics going to the dogs in Texas?

A retiree named Mike Howard, who is unhappy with his political leaders, filed paperwork this week for his 10-year-old Westie named Dylan to run for mayor of Irving, Texas.

You can read this political pooch's point of view via his new Twitter account at @DylanWestie1. Howard tweeted this yesterday on behalf of his dog:

Learn more about Dylan's budding political career in this KTNV clip.

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So would a Westie make a good mayor? According to the American Kennel Club, Westies have a "friendly, strong-willed personality."

We'll likely never find out. Howard doesn't expect the dog to be eligible to run. Without Dylan's signature or 60 registered voters backing him (he has 15), reports, he won't make it to the ballot. Oh, and then there's the problem of finding a notary comfortable enough to sign on.

"I know it's a political farce," said Howard. "But I hope it will knock the scales off some people's eyes about the issues in city government."

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