State PBA endorses Lautenberg

The New Jersey state police union has endorsed incumbent U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg for re-election over Republican rival Dick Zimmer.

State Policemen Benevolent Association (PBA) President Anthony F. Wieners wrote a letter to Lautenberg saying that he won their endorsement because of his support for law enforcement grants and “ensuring that officers are protected in their collective bargaining and due process rights.”

The union claims 33,000 members statewide.

“I have always been proud to stand strong for New Jersey's law enforcement officers. The Bush Administration has been no friend to law enforcement, but these men and women in uniform know that they will always have an ally in Frank Lautenberg,” said Lautenberg in response. State PBA endorses Lautenberg