College student enters governor's race but has never been to the state

(Conner Shelton for Kansas via Facebook)
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LANCASTER, Penn. (WIBW) -- "Besides what could go wrong?"

That's the question asked by Kansas' latest entry into an already unique race for the governor's office - one that briefly included a dog. Now, a Pennsylvania college student has thrown his hat into the ring.

Conner Shelton could be considered a real outsider candidate, in fact his campaign website highlights the fact the University of Delaware student has never been to the Sunflower State - not even once.

Saying a vote for him is "a vote for a brighter future for Kansas," Shelton admits that could mean a wide range of possibilities.

"(W)hether that means that he will bring Kansas towards a path to prosperity or end up having the entire state burn down in flame - only time will tell," his website says.

Running as an Independent candidate, Shelton says he was inspired to run after learning the state has no residency requirements or age limits. Kansas lawmakers have already proposed legislation that would add those restrictions.

13 NEWS has reached out to the Kansas Secretary of State's Office to confirm Shelton has officially filed that he appointed a treasurer - a step that would let him raise money - but have not received a response.