Gubernatorial Candidates Tout Dueling Police Endorsements

SEPTEMBER 20, 2006 - Posted at 7:54 a.m. CDT

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Beebe and Republican Asa Hutchinson each showed off their own endorsements from police organizations yesterday, as Beebe proposed more training for police to fight online sex predators.

Beebe called for the training as he received the endorsement from the Arkansas Fraternal Order of Police, which as 2,300 members in the state.

Hutchinson's campaign responded to the endorsement with the announcement of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Union's backing of the former congressman in his bid for governorn.

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