The Brat campaign just released the following endorsement:
The Chesterfield Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 47 announced that it has endorsed Congressman Dave Brat (R-Va.-07) in his reelection to Congress.
Kevin Carroll, President of the Chesterfield Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 47, said, “We have not endorsed a Congressional candidate in my 16 years as lodge president. We feel that is important for the members of the community that we serve and live to know who our choice would be in this important race. We will be asking the people in our community who support us to please support Dave Brat.”
In response to this endorsement, Congressman Brat said, “I’m proud to have this endorsement from members of the law enforcement community, and I’m grateful to the Chesterfield Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 47 for their support. Our police officers and sheriffs’ deputies are on the front lines of some of the biggest crises threatening our communities—everything from combatting the opioid epidemic to stopping human trafficking—and they put their lives on the line every day to serve us.”