City police union endorses DeSantis for mayor

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The union representing City of Pittsburgh police today endorsed Republican mayoral challenger Mark DeSantis over incumbent Democrat Luke Ravenstahl. The Fraternal Order of Police was announcing the choice at an afternoon press conference.

Mr. DeSantis "has got clear, concise answers to how to fix the pension and how to fix the budget," said union Secretary Chuck Hanlon. "He has business savvy. We see a lot of the same things in him that we saw in (late Mayor) Bob O'Connor."

The Ravenstahl campaign was not immediately available for comment.

More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


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