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Republican primary candidates for Mississippi treasurer

July 19, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two candidates are running for the Republican nomination for Mississippi treasurer. The winner of the Aug. 6 primary will advance to the Nov. 5 general election to face Democrat Addie Lee Green of Bolton. She is unopposed for the Democratic nomination:

— Eugene “Buck” Clarke, 63, of Hollandale.

Political experience: Has served four terms in the Mississippi Senate, including two terms as chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee.

Professional experience: Certified public accountant.

— David McRae, 38, of Ridgeland.

Political experience: Unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for Mississippi treasurer in 2015.

Professional experience: Managing partner of family investment firm. Is also a lawyer.

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