KCCU News
3:51 am
Tue October 21, 2008

Noriega Grabs Endorsements from South Texas Police

Edinburg, TX – Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Rick Noriega today accepted the endorsement of some rank-and-file law officers in the Rio Grande Valley.

Noriega, standing in the shade of the Hidalgo County Courthouse, picked up manpower that will be critical in his pursuit of incumbent Republican Sen. John Cornyn.

Noriega, as a lieutenant colonel in Texas National Guard, served on the Texas-Mexico border as part of Operation Jumpstart to bolster local law enforcement in securing the border.

Endorsing Noriega are police unions from Brownsville, Mercedes, Pharr and McAllen, as well as deputy sheriffs associations from Hidalgo, Cameron and Webb counties.

Several Valley police chiefs and sheriffs from counties farther west have endorsed Cornyn.

Meanwhile, Cornyn is airing new TV and radio ads in which he discusses the troubled economy.