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A gathering of Free State students listen as Tyler Ruzich, a 17-year-old gubernatorial candidate from Shawnee Missio North High School, lays out his campaign platform on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in the Free State High School gymnasium. Four teens have thus far announced their candidacy for Kansas governor. On Thursday, all four fielded questions from Free State students about various issues including their stances on gun control, taxes, and also, how would they continue their education if elected.

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