ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The Democrat running for Missouri Governor is arguing experience matters. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster responding to criticism from his Republican opponent Eric Greitens that Koster is a “career politician” who needs to make way for new leadership.

“Eric [Greitens], I would assume, believes it takes training to become a Navy Seal. They don’t just take anybody and fill out a form and you become a Navy Seal. I don’t know why it would be understood that it takes training to become a Navy Seal, but it doesn’t take any training to become Governor of the state of Missouri,” Koster says.

In the race for Missouri Governor, Democrat Chris Koster has released his income taxes, and is pushing for Greitens to release his as well, saying the people deserve to know how much Greitens made before he started “taking a significant salary” out of his charity, The Mission Continues. When asked why it matters, Koster says it shows the “heart” of the issue.

Koster also says, unlike Greitens, he wants to fight Right to Work legislation.

“There are a lot of wealthy people in the state of Missouri who come up to me and…think that the state would be a better place if people who made money by the hour…made less money. But when I go to the grocery store and I talk to the woman who stocks the shelves, she’s making $11 an hour, she tells me it would be harder to put food on her table at $9.50 an hour,” he says.

Koster was a guest on the Mark Reardon show on KMOX.

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