COSTA MESA — Cops are known for sticking together, but apparently politics can divide them.
The California Statewide Law Enforcement Assn., which represents more than 7,000 public safety employees, has endorsed businessman Phu Nguyen over Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor, a former sheriff's deputy, in the race for the 68th District Assembly race, sources said Wednesday.
A formal announcement is expected to be made this week, though union officials confirmed the endorsement.
"Public safety and job creation are my top priorities," Nguyen, a Democrat, said. "It means a lot to have public safety's and law enforcement's support."