Police Union Drops Incumbent Sen. Gary Peters – Endorses Republican Challenger John James

Police Union Drops Incumbent Sen. Gary Peters – Endorses Republican Challenger John James


A leading police union that endorsed Michigan Democrat Gary Peters for election to the U.S. Senate in 2014 has now endorsed his opponent, Republican John James.

“John is a combat veteran who put his life on the line for others and understands dedication to service,” Jim Tignanelli, president of the Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM), said in a news release.

“That is why we extended our endorsement to John—because he understands why our members choose to serve in the line of duty and what drives them to care for their communities and keep them safe. John James has our six and we have his.”

The endorsement represents a reversal from 2014 when the union backed Peters, who was running for the vacant seat against Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land.

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Several other law enforcement organizations backed Peters that year, as well, the Oakland Press reported.

“Having been an officer as a

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