State Sen. Leah Vukmir
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Milwaukee Police Association Endorses Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate

"I’m honored to have the Milwaukee Police Association’s endorsement."

By - Oct 29th, 2018 10:11 am

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Police Association is endorsing nurse and military mom Leah Vukmir in her race for the U.S. Senate, the group announced Monday.

“Leah Vukmir has shown an unwavering commitment to backing the badge and helping police keep Wisconsin safe,” said Mike Crivello, president of the Milwaukee Police Association. “When it comes to protecting our families from violent criminals, cracking down on drug trafficking and supporting law enforcement, there has been no stronger champion than Leah.”

“Law enforcement ought to be held in the highest regard, and they need an ally in the U.S. Senate who believes in law and order,” Leah Vukmir said. “I’m honored to have the Milwaukee Police Association’s endorsement. They know we need the resources and abilities to stop illegal criminals from terrorizing our communities, and Senator Baldwin has let them down time and time again.”

Leah Vukmir is a nurse, military mom and the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate who is running to bring the Wisconsin Way to Washington. She currently serves as a state senator from Brookfield.

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5 thoughts on “Milwaukee Police Association Endorses Leah Vukmir for U.S. Senate”

  1. Thomas Martinsen says:

    I am reminded of a line from an old Phil Ochs tune: “and besides, they’ve got the cops.”

  2. ajbartelme says:

    The police union is only supporting Vukmir because Republicans agreed to exempt police from Act 10 plus get rid of the Milwaukee residency requirements. In return the police unions support said Republicans when they run for office.

  3. Thomas Martinsen says:

    Yes, ajbartelme, the police union got a sweet exemption from Scott’s wrath vs public employees in general in Act 10. That said, I have known some honest cops. I find it hard to figure how generally honest cops could turn their heads when a candidate such as Vukmir tells lie after lie in her campaign. A comparison between Vukmir and Baldwin by Politifact showed that where Baldwin had spoken half-truths 2 or 3 times in 10 campaign ads, 6 or 7 of Vukmir’s ads were rated “pants on fire” outright lies. I may be somewhat Pollyanna here, yet I hope that honest cops will vote for Baldwin rather than for Loose Lip Leah.

  4. ajbartelme says:

    Thomas – I would distinguish between the officers and the police union; two different entities. I know a retired WI state trooper who asked his former union why the trooper’s union supports Walker – they told him it’s because he shielded them from Act 10. So I fully agree with your comment – the vast majority of police officers are honest people. However, their unions are going to publicly support whoever gives them the best deal. Of course each officer can still vote for whoever they want, and I’m sure many do.

  5. Thomas Martinsen says:

    The distinction between the officers and their union reps is ambiguous in this circumstance. Police union reps who endorsed Walker when he exempted them from Act 10 limitations made a deal with a devil. The Madison Fire Fighter’s union rep who protested vs Act 10 endorsed principle over pragmatism.

    One of Walker’s chief goals has been the weakening of unions. Although he claimed that he had no interest in a “right to work for lower wages and fewer protections” law, he signed “right to work” legislation before the ink was dry when Scott Fitzgerald presented a “right to work bill.

    If Walker wins another term as governor, police and fire fighters will see their wages stagnate and the cost of their benefits increase as they have for other public employees. Cops and fire fighters will be chanting “Walker is a weasel” along with other public employees at future Labor Fest parades.

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