Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has lost the endorsement of the Arizona State Troopers Association with just days to go before the election. The decision comes after multiple members complained that they were not properly consulted before union leaders made the decision. Instead of endorsing Rep. Martha McSally for Senate the Troopers Association has decided to remain neutral in the election.
Channel 3 news did a report on this key loss for Sinema and spoke with members who were unhappy with the decision.
Turns out members weren't happy the association made the endorsement without asking them to vote on it first.
"Terribly disappointed," said Michael Stouffer, a retired Arizona Department of Public Safety sergeant and a member of the Arizona State Troopers Association. He's critical of the executive board's decision.
Stouffer would've rather seen the association be neutral from the start. He's been a member of the association for more than 40 years and has never seen anything like this.
"It seems quite clear that our board of directors was either naïve or either overlooked the opportunity to assess the sensitivity and importance of this particular election and how it might be perceived by the membership," he added.
See the full report below