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Cole McNary, left, speaking with Secretary of State Candidate Shane Schoeller at the Howell County Republican Rally on Thursday, October 25. (ORN Photo)

(Jefferson City) – 86th District Representative Cole McNary is the Republican nominee for the position of State Treasurer of Missouri, running against former 78th District Representative and incumbent treasurer Clint Zweifel.

In an exclusive interview with Ozark Radio News, McNary says that he hopes to address three issues if elected to the office of treasurer:

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McNary says that the main issue he hopes to work on if elected would be pension reform, saying that Missouri’s five public pensions are collectively funded at 60% of the budget:

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In the days leading up to the election, Zweifel has ran ads attacking McNary, claiming that McNary’s campaign has not disclosed campaign spending, and that he had taken vacations paid for by lobbyists.

McNary says that it isn’t a case of not reporting spending, but saving money:

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McNary’s campaign paints Zweifel as an extension of the “Big Government” policies of Washington DC, stating that Zweifel advocated for government mandated health care, and that he has used the treasurer’s office to promote himself through million dollar PSA’s and expensive ads in Kansas City and St. Louis newspapers.

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