EXCLUSIVE — A group of local law enforcement leaders in Ohio are throwing their support behind Republican candidate Kevin Coughlin in the race for the state’s 13th Congressional District, lauding the businessman for his support of public safety.
The group, which includes more than a half dozen current and former law enforcement officials, praised Coughlin for his record on public safety and, in turn, criticized Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-OH) over her voting record on the issue. The endorsement gives Coughlin a boost in a crowded field of Republicans seeking to flip the seat red next year.
“Emilia Sykes has placed criminals over law abiding citizens time and time again,” the group wrote in a statement obtained first by the Washington Examiner. “She has consistently undermined our safety and our officers.