PA-Gov: FOP Spurns Corbett, Endorses Wolf
The Wolf-Stack team picked up an important endorsement today as the PA chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police is backing the Democratic ticket.
FOP consists of the commonwealth’s current and former law enforcement officials and their endorsement is particularly sought after because unlike many other labor unions they don’t consistently choose one party over another.
In fact, Gov. Corbett won the group’s support back in 2010. At the time, the candidate and the group’s leaders made a big show of the endorsement, holding a joint press conference.
“We’ve been solidly behind Tom Wolf from the beginning and carried that over to the state,” Lodge 5 President John McNesby, who represents Philadelphia, stated. “We feel it’s time for a change and we are looking forward to the next four years. This is one endorsement the FOP was clearly and fully behind and sends the message that we’re gonna get out there in force for all our candidates in November.”
The FOP was actually founded in the Keystone State in 1915 by two Pittsburgh officers, Martin Toole and Delbert Nagale.