Republican Pat Toomey has picked up the backing of the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association for his Senate bid against Joe Sestak. From the release:
Below are statements from Pat Toomey and Bruce Edwards, the president of the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association.
“We are endorsing Pat because he understands that law enforcement must have the tools it needs to protect America’s families and their communities,” Bruce Edwards said. “Pat has the kind of qualities you want in a senator – attentive, principled, and balanced. His commonsense approach to being tough on criminals, standing up to law enforcement, and protecting our national security is the reason we are proud to endorse him. In Pat, we have someone who will do what’s right to protect our families and our communities.”
“I am proud and grateful to receive the endorsement of the State Troopers,” Pat Toomey said. “The State Troopers represent Pennsylvania’s hard working men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities and our families. In a post-9/11 world we rely on our law enforcement officials in new and challenging ways and it is crucial that we support policies that make it easier – not harder – for law enforcement officials to do their jobs. I am honored by their endorsement today, and I look forward to working with them in the U.S. Senate.”