MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The democratic and republican candidates for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin pick up their own endorsements from separate police organizations.
On Thursday, Tommy Thompson received the support of the Milwaukee Police Association. In endorsing Thompson, Mike Crivello, president of the MPA, stated, "The MPA is proud to endorse Tommy Thompson in his bid for the U.S. Senate because he has demonstrated consistent support for public safety and effective government. Throughout his time in public service, Tommy has built a unique understanding of the challenges law enforcement and first responders face on the government level. As governor, Tommy was a champion for Wisconsin's public safety officers, standing up for us every step of the way. As Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, he implemented the largest mobilization of our nation's emergency medical response in American history. The MPA is proud to support Tommy on November 6 because he is the kind of leader Wisconsin needs."
Also on Thursday, democrat Tammy Baldwin received the endorsement of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, the state's largest law enforcement group. According to the organization, they represent more than 10,000 members across Wisconsin.
"Tammy Baldwin has clearly demonstrated her support for public safety and the dedicated men and women who serve to provide it, and that has been true during her entire career in public service," said WPPA Executive Director, Jim Palmer. "She has consistently stood up for the law enforcement community, and we are proud to stand behind her now."
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