In an unprecedented move, the MPPOA rescinded endorsements of DFL endorsed candidates across parts of the state and, instead, endorsed GOP candidates. I am honored to have their endorsement.
It is a simple equation. The police backed me because I back them and they protect all of us. I am so honored to have their endorsement and I will always support the brave men and women of Law Enforcement
Integral with the endorsements received from these fine organizations representing police, I signed the Police Protection Pledge as a Founding Donor of Moms For Safe Neighborhoods
When the Minneapolis Police Advise: Surrender Your Property to the Criminals and Obey Them, there is a crisis and people need to prepare themselves for the worst. They need to obey the law and become trained in the proper use of weapons to protect themselves and their loved ones.
ST. PAUL, MN — On Thursday the Star Tribune reported that Minnesota's largest law enforcement organization, the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA), has withdrawn endorsements from "several" DFL incumbents, and backed at least two Republicans in high-profile races including longtime Champlin High School Teacher Bill Maresh, facing Zack Stephenson in District 36A (Champlin/Coon Rapids), and Susan Akland, a retired nurse from St. Peter running against Jeff Brand in District 19A (Nicollet County). House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, R-Crown issued the following statement about the MPPOA endorsements.
"Support for the men and women of law enforcement used to be a bipartisan issue at the Capitol. Unfortunately, Democrats have embraced a fringe agenda of abolishing, defunding, and even disarming our peace officers. They demonize thousands of Minnesotans who serve their communities honorably every single day, and signal support for some of the most anti-police voices in their party.
"Republicans are proud to have the backs of the law enforcement and first responders, and will continue to support them at the Capitol by fighting against anti-police legislation and keeping our state pensions healthy and solvent. These endorsements are a huge boost to our candidates, and we're thrilled to have the support of Minnesota's Peace Officers in our efforts to take back the House this November."
The shift in support marks a major change for the MPPOA, which has historically spent heavily to support DFL candidates with campaign contributions and independent expenditures. This is a long form text area designed for your content that you can fill up with as many words as your heart desires. You can write articles, long mission statements, company policies, executive profiles, company awards/distinctions, office locations, shareholder reports, whitepapers, media mentions and other pieces of content that don’t fit into a shorter, more succinct space.