First appearance of Fox: Utah’s Largest Police Union Endorses One GOP Candidate Seeking To Replace GOP Senator Mitt Romney in the 2024 Senate elections.
A news outlet provided to FOX News Digital said, “The Utah Police Fraternity is unanimously endorsing Trent Staggs for the U.S. Senate candidacy.” “Mayor Stags has a long history of supporting law enforcement, especially the FOP. It has the unanimous support of the Council.”
“He understands the need to protect our safety and working conditions and we wholeheartedly support his candidacy,” the union added.
The union’s endorsement of Staggs, who has been mayor of Riverton since 2018, is the union’s first Senate primary endorsement. In previous elections, Utah’s FOP currently supported the House of Representatives. Burgess Owens (R-Utah) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).
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Utah Police Fraternity President Brent Jex told Fox News Digital that Stags “has defended blue even in recent times when it was politically expedient to keep law enforcement at arm’s length. ‘ said.
“He supported us, and now we have his back,” added Jex.
In response to the support, Stags told Fox News Digital that he was “honored” to have the union’s support and vowed to continue to support the union.
“Given the attacks on law enforcement in recent years, the first thing I asked for support was the Police Fraternity,” Stags said. “I wanted local officials to know that they would always have my support, and I am honored to have them. I would like them to know that instead of marching against them, They deserve a senator willing to stand by them.”
Stags, who rose to prominence in 2020 for his opposition to mandatory mask-wearing amid the coronavirus pandemic, announced last month that he would run for the Senate seat currently held by Romney. Romney has not yet announced whether he will seek re-election.
In April, Romney filed papers with the FEC as a first step towards running for re-election. But his chief of staff told local media He said he has not made a final decision.
“I love my children, but I worry about the country they will inherit if I sit on the sidelines,” Stags told Fox News Digital in May. “For too long we have allowed government bureaucrats to waste the futures of future generations.We need more voices willing to resist this.”
Asked why he thinks Romney may not be an effective leader for the state, Stags said: “Unfortunately Mitt Romney let his personal opinions get in the way of good governance. From refusing to show support for Mike Lee against raising the debt ceiling to voting for him, in a $1.7 trillion omnibus he helped make us even more debt-ridden. bottom.”
“He will vote for impeachment President Trump But then he has the nerve to endorse radical justice like Ketanji Brown Jackson and incompetent ministers like Open Borders. [DHS Sec. Alejandro] Mallorcas,” he added.
In announcing his candidacy for the election, Stags was the first to publicly challenge Romney, who has infuriated many voters within his party over his rationale and support for certain policies and legislation. became a person of
“Mitt Romney is a much better fit for the Senate than I am. We have elected too many people to ‘fit’ in Washington. I don’t go to Washington to make friends. Change. I’m going to wake you up,” Staggs said. he declared.
Mr. Romney went on record He said he had no doubt that if he ran for office, he would be re-elected safely. In 2018, he defeated Democrat Jenny Wilson with more than 62% of the vote.
“If I run, I’m sure I will win, but that’s my decision,” Mr. Romney said of his chances of re-election.
Romney is republican candidate He lost to former President Obama in the 2012 presidential election.
Romney’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.