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FOP splits endorsements among Democrats and Republicans
Strickland, Portman, Cordray get police backing
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
Former Congressman and Bush trade representative Rob Portman has won the endorsement of the state's largest police union
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The state's largest police union has endorsed two Democratic incumbents for statewide office in this fall's election. But it's going with the GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate.

The Fraternal Order of Police announced its November endorsements at its convention in Columbus Tuesday. The FOP represents more than 25-thousand police officers and sheriff's deputies in Ohio.

Democrats, Gov. Ted Strickland and Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, got group's backing, as did Republican Rob Portman. Portman is running against Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher for the U.S. Senate seat from which George Voinovich is retiring. Portman has a big edge in fundraising, and smaller one in the polls.

A one-term incumbent, Governor Strickland is being challenged by former Congressman and Lehman Brothers managing partner John Kasich. Cordray was elected two years ago to the unexpired term of disgraced former attorney general Marc Dann, and is being challenged in November by former Ohio Sen. Mike DeWine.

In accepting the police union endorsement, Strickland underscored the impact of federal stimulus money in preserving the jobs of local safety forces. He also attacked Kasich for his early endorsement of a plan to phase out the state's income tax.

Kasich has criticized the stimulus package and says Strickland's administration has cost Ohio jobs.

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