Republican Barbara Comstock has received an endorsement for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District from the Virginia Police Benevolent Association, which, according to the press release, “represents 36,000 current and retired law enforcement officials.”

Normally, endorsements in congressional races don’t interest me. This one does, because in 2012, the VAPBA endorsed Rep. Frank Wolf’s Democratic challenger, Kristin Cabral.

In endorsing Comstock, the VAPBA says:

“We are pleased to fully support Barbara Comstock for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District and we are confident that her knowledge and experience make her the best qualified candidate. Her background as a senior Justice Department official where she worked closely with law enforcement officials, proves that she has the knowledge and experience to work with us on issues facing the District. She understands the issues that are important to law enforcement officials here in the Commonwealth and will be a strong partner in Congress. Virginia needs leaders like Barbara Comstock who sees the importance of strong, effective law enforcement.”

Fair enough. But why the partisan flip?

[Continue reading Norman Leahy’s post at Bearing Drift.]

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