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Wichita high school student running for governor

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Jack Bergeson is about to start his junior year of high school in Wichita. (KWCH) Jack Bergeson is about to start his junior year of high school in Wichita. (KWCH)
WICHITA, KS (KCTV) -

The race to become the next governor of Kansas is heating up, and the newest challenger is only 16 years old.

Jack Bergeson is about to start his junior year of high school in Wichita. He and his running mate Alexander Cline, who is also his classmate, say their age shouldn't be an issue.

"It doesn't really matter what your age is. What matters is your ambition and your reason. If you're getting into it for the right reasons," Bergeson said.

"Get a few laughs here and there, but other than that, it's whole-hearted laughs not demeaning laughter ... support of our message and our motives," Cline said.

The teens are running for the democratic nomination. Neither can legally vote, but, technically, there is no minimum age to run for governor.

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