Here's a statement from the campaign of David Pepper, who's running against Republican incumbent Mike DeWine for attorney general:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 7, 2014
OHIO STATE TROOPERS ASSOCIATION ENDORSES DAVID PEPPER FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL
COLUMBUS – Today, the Ohio State Troopers Association announced that it endorsed David Pepper in the race for Ohio Attorney General. OSTA represents troopers, sergeants, dispatchers, radio operators, electronic technicians and communications technicians across Ohio.
Pepper made the following statement:
“I’m proud that those who are on the front lines of public safety continue to support my campaign, and I’m honored to receive OSTA’s endorsement today. As Attorney General, I look forward to working with state troopers to keep Ohioans safe.”
This is Pepper’s second major endorsement by an Ohio law enforcement association during the 2014 campaign and demonstrates the campaign’s continued momentum. On July 29th, Pepper was endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, the first time the FOP endorsed a challenger to a sitting attorney general in decades. Pepper was previously endorsed by the Ohio Association of Professional Fire Fighters.
In the most recent campaign finance reports filed August 5th, Pepper had again outraised incumbent Mike DeWine.