SHOPO endorses Hannemann

The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers has endorsed Independent Party candidate Mufi Hannemann on Thursday for his race for Hawaii governor. SHOPO represents more than 3,000 cops.

"It's not so much about anything other than Mufi's character," said SHOPO President Tenari Ma'afala. "In putting the needs of the people of Hawaii first and in so doing, he recognizes the existence and the importance of police officers in what we do to protect and serve the people of Hawaii."

Hannemann also received an endorsement by the Hawaii Sheet Metal Workers Union, Local 293 - big rail supporters - which has 1,000 members.

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