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Troopers dump Sinema

Arizona State Troopers are fuming and decided last night to rescind their endorsement of Kyrsten Sinema. Members expressed deep frustration and said their initial decision to endorse Kyrsten had left them “terribly disappointed.”

I get it.

After Sinema voted against increasing penalties for violently assaulting police officers, and voted to restrict law enforcement’s ability to enforce our immigration law, it’s no surprise that law enforcement wouldn’t want to be associated with Kyrsten Sinema. They know Kyrsten Sinema puts their lives at risk.

In case you missed it…

Arizona state troopers withdraw Kyrsten Sinema endorsement after members object
Arizona Republic
Rachel Leingang
October 24, 2018

The Arizona State Troopers Association this week withdrew its endorsement of U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema in the heated U.S. Senate race after members said they weren’t properly consulted on the matter.

The association, which represents Arizona Department of Public Safety employees and retirees, had endorsed Sinema in the past three federal elections.

Sinema, a Democrat, is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally in a nationally watched race that’s basically neck and neck and has become increasingly heated as Election Day nears.

This year, some members told The Arizona Republic that the association’s executive board voted to endorse Sinema without their input.

“All members are encouraged to vote for the candidate they personally support,” the email said. “AZTroopers will refrain from any political statements concerning the race until the conclusion of the election.”

The association’s president did not return calls for comment.

At The Republic, candidates Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema talk about attack ads and Sinema’s controversial comment on a talk radio show from 2003. Arizona Republic

Sinema touted the endorsement in a recent ad focused on her record on law enforcement and border issues. The ad no longer is running. Sinema’s campaign said the ad had run its full course and a traffic change was ordered last Friday, unrelated to the endorsement issue.

A press release about the endorsement is still on Sinema’s website. The release said the association recognized Sinema’s “strong record of supporting law enforcement.”

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