FOP says Chandler is "easy choice" for endorsement in 6th Dist. Congressional race

08/30/2012 08:02 PM

The Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police have made their choice in the 6th Dist. Congressional race, choosing incumbent Democratic Congressman Ben Chandler of Versailles Wednesday.

The FOP said in a statement sent out by the Chandler campaign that the decision was an “easy choice.”

“We can always count on Congressman Chandler to stand up for law enforcement in Washington,” said Mike Hettich, Kentucky’s National FOP Trustee. “From his time as Attorney General to today, there’s a reason Ben Chandler is the only congressman from Kentucky to earn an “A” rating from the national FOP, and his strong support for our police made this endorsement an easy choice.”

Chandler faces Republican Andy Barr, who is an attorney from Lexington, in a rematch of the 2010 race.

“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police,” said Chandler. “Our police officers risk their lives to keep our communities safe, and we have an obligation to protect these brave men and women by making sure they have the resources they need to do their jobs. I have always supported our police and will continue that unequivocal support in the future.”

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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