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Endorsement Watch: State FOP for Neal Dunn

In the mad dash for endorsements just days before the Aug. 30 primary, Republican Neal Dunn snagged the seal of approval from the Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police

Dunn, a Panama City urological surgeon, is running for the 2nd Congressional District.

“He will continue to serve the citizens of his district as an effective Congressional leader,” an FOP news release said.

“We believe his proven dedication to serving his community and his experience gives him an insight to what is needed in our state,” it said. “Dr. Dunn will be a remarkable source of experience for his community. We look forward to working with Dr. Dunn in Washington and know that he will be a voice of reason for his constituency.”

Dunn, who specializes in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, also is an Army veteran, according to his campaign. He is on the board of directors of Enterprise Florida, the state’s public-private economic development agency.

Dunn is running for the newly redrawn and now heavily conservative 2nd Congressional District in northwest Florida. His GOP primary opponents are former federal prosecutor Ken Sukhia and state government lawyer Mary Thomas.

In a statement, Dunn thanked the FOP, saying, “Police officers, as well as other law enforcement officials, are public servants that put their lives on the line every day to protect our community. As a veteran, I know well the sacrifice this commitment takes and I am thrilled to have their endorsement.”

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