The Greeley Tribune: Police union endorses Bennet over Buck

The Colorado chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet on Wednesday in his bid to retain the U.S. Senate seat, despite the fact that Bennet’s opponent, Republican Ken Buck, has a law enforcement background.

“Michael understands the complexities of the challenges facing Colorado’s law enforcement community,” said Colorado Fraternal Order of Police President Frank Gale in a Bennet news release. “His focus on common-sense solutions, not extremes or political games, is just what Colorado’s police officers and Colorado’s communities need in the U.S. Senate.”

Buck campaign spokesman Owen Loftus said Buck — who serves as Weld district attorney — has received several endorsements from law enforcement organizations.

“It’s really no surprise that a union endorsed Michael Bennet,” he said. “Ken does have a strong backing from police officers across the state and police associations. He’s loved working with them as district attorney, and he looks forward to continue working with them as the next U.S. senator.”

Loftus also pointed out that the group’s endorsements in Colorado were virtually all Democrats.

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