Today, however, incumbent GOP Senator Pat Toomey pulled in his own labor supporters, the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association.
“On behalf of over 9,000 active and retired State Troopers, the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association would like to thank Senator Toomey for his efforts in support of law enforcement in Pennsylvania and all across the country,” said Joseph R. Kovel, President of the PSTA. “In an age when some make it a point to denigrate law enforcement, Senator Toomey has been a strong voice that stresses that police are here to protect us and keep us safe. Senator Toomey has been the leading voice in support of law enforcement in Washington.”
“It is an honor to receive the support of the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association,” Senator Toomey responded. “The men and women who serve in the Pennsylvania State Police and in police departments across the state risk their lives every day to make our communities safer. They deserve our respect and admiration now more than ever, as extreme, anti-law enforcement rhetoric has led to violence against police officers. The Pennsylvania State Police have our backs, and I am proud to have theirs in Washington.”
Toomey is running unopposed in the GOP primary. McGinty, Joe Sestak and John Fetterman are seeking the Democratic nomination.