This week, a number of law enforcement officials from around the Commonwealth of Kentucky endorsed the Democratic candidate seeking for reelection rather than the Republican, adding to the unexpectedness of this year’s most important political campaign.
More than 35 law enforcement officers endorsed Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday against Republican state Attorney General Daniel Cameron, joining a number of significant coal producers who also backed a candidate from a different political party than they typically support.
Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt, the co-chair of Law Enforcement for Beshear, said in a statement that law enforcement “needs a strong ally in Frankfort with a record of fighting for us and understanding the sacrifices our officers make to keep our Commonwealth safe”
“Governor Beshear has demonstrated his unshakable dedication to our law enforcement officers by working to enact salary rises, deliver more resources, and provide financing for training facilities around the Commonwealth. Governor Beshear has come through for Kentucky law enforcement while other candidates have tried to avoid their duties in office.