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Endorsement Flip: West Allis Professional Police Association Endorses Tom Barrett for Governor Group Backed Walker in 2010

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Location: West Allis, WI

The West Allis Professional Police Association today announced its endorsement of Tom Barrett in the race for Wisconsin governor, reversing their support of Scott Walker in 2010 after seeing the governor's 'divide-and-conquer' style over the past 16 months.

The group endorsed Scott Walker in October 2010 for governor, when Walker was talking about protecting public safety and creating 250,000 jobs -- with no mention of his plans to divide and conquer Wisconsin workers and plunge Wisconsin into an ideological civil war.

Tom Barrett, who prioritizes protecting public safety as mayor of Wisconsin's largest city, thanked the West Allis Professional Police Association for this important endorsement.

"I am proud to stand with the men and women of the West Allis law enforcement community, who put themselves on the line daily to protect this community," Barrett said. "Scott Walker was not honest with Wisconsin about his plans when he campaigned in 2010. Now that Scott Walker's true intentions to divide and conquer have been revealed, people across Wisconsin are rejecting this divisive governing style. It is time to bring Wisconsin together and elect a governor we can trust, and this is the leadership I will provide for the people of our state."


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