The New Jersey State FOP has endorsed State Gubernatorial Candidate
Barbara Buono for governor.
The endorsement comes on the heels of the endorsement given to Mrs.
Buono by New Jersey's largest teachers union the NJEA.
The New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police today threw its
support to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono.
Citing Buono's stance on labor issues, FOP President Ed Brannigan
said the organization would "stand shoulder to shoulder with a
candidate who stands with us. The FOP president also had some harsh
words for Gov. Chris Christie.
In 2008, then-candidate Chris Christie sat across the table from me
and promised he would not touch our pensions," Brannigan said. "And,
then right out the gate, it was one of the first things he did. He
lied. He reduced our pensions and benefits, including eliminated our
cost of living wages. This time around my members were crystal
clear. They feel that Governor Christie has continued a demoralizing
attack on public employees over the last three-and-a half years.