Cops Back Republican Midterm Candidates

Union throws weight behind 13 Republican candidates
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 19: Chicago police officers patrol downtown as the city celebrates the Chicago Sky's WNBA title on October 19, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The city has started to place police officers on unpaid leave for refusing to comply with the city's requirements that they report their COVID-19 vaccination status. Only about 65 percent of the city's police have complied with the order. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • In past elections, the Wisconsin Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed some Democratic candidates.
  • This cycle, the union put its weight behind Republican candidates in all 13 races it weighed in on.
  • The union endorsed House Republican candidate Derrick Van Orden even as his Democrat rival attacks Van Orden for attending the January 6 rally at the U.S. Capitol.

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