The 212 member Cambridge Police Patrol Officers Association voted to endorse State Senator Scott Brown for United States Senator in next Tuesday’s election against Attorney General Martha Coakley. CPSOA’s President released the following letter today:
Members of our Association have inquired and requested that we endorse Scott Brown in the upcoming election against Martha Coakley. Ms. Coakley along with some of her campaign workers have talked publicly about how her husband is a retired Cambridge Police Officer, giving appearances that she is being endorsed by the Cambridge Police. This may be an innocent insinuation but most do take this as our giving her our support and endorsement. Yesterday, the CPPOA Executive Board voted to endorse State Senator Scott Brown in the upcoming election for US Senate. In an 11 to 2 vote, the Executive Board voted overwhelmingly in favor of the endorsement. We do not endorse anyone who advocates changes in the health care that take away any bargaining rights or increases our cost along with our contributions. Senator Brown does not support the Comprehensive Healthcare Reform Bill and promises to be the 41st vote to ensure its defeat. The current leadership at the state house, as we all know and have seen over the past two years, have an agenda to dismantle all of our hard earned bargained benefits and they will continue to dismantle these until there is a complete change from the top down. Martha Coakley is part of this Massachusetts leadership and she will continue with this agenda, only now it will be at the capital level and we need to stop it. So today, we the members of the Cambridge Police Patrol Officers Association endorse Scott Brown for the senate seat vacated by Senator Kennedy.
President Cambridge Police
Patrol Officers Association.
The Cambridge Police Patrol Officers Association is a founding member of the MMPC
What makes this a doubly hard hit for Coakley? Her husband is a retired Cambridge police officer. This is one endorsement she didn’t get that had to really sting. Maybe if she’d just held a Beer Summit in the last couple of weeks …
As always, you can read the very latest here, including news on recent internal and external polling the looks promising for Brown, some polling that doesn’t, and the hilarious audio of Coakley calling Red Sox great Curt Schilling a … Yankees fan:
One more thing: Twitter is abuzz today with the unconfirmed rumor that Joe Lieberman might be endorsing Brown before all is said and done. For what it’s worth …