To be sure, it's not as if this move was entirely unexpected. Fletcher carried a bill at the union's behest through the state Legislature last year. Fletcher's signature achievement, a law that gave tougher penalties to sex offenders, had strong law enforcement backing.
Fletcher's political consultant, Tom Shepard, owns the lobbying
company that represents the police union. Marvel said his lobbyist,
Kimberly Hale Miller, recused herself from the union's endorsement
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