- Associated Press - Monday, September 16, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has won an endorsement from the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police.

Beshear has stressed his record as attorney general in his campaign against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Beshear says he has worked with law enforcement on his top goals.

Beshear points to his efforts to prosecute child sex offenders, clear the rape kit backlog, combat human trafficking, stop senior scams and battle the drug epidemic.

The Democratic challenger says he’s committed to fully funding pensions for law enforcement officials, and says he’ll fight for policies to keep communities safe.

Bevin’s campaign says the governor’s support for law enforcement has included protecting funding for training and pushing for better pay for officers.

In reviewing candidates, FOP official Drew Fox says conversations focused on pensions, benefits and officers’ safety.

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