State Sen. David Shafer, R-Duluth, picked up the endorsement of the Focus on the Family ministry’s public policy partner in the open lieutenant governor’s race this week.

Family Policy Alliance announced it is backing Shafer in the race for the No. 2 job in state government because of his support of conservative issues. Family Policy Alliance President Cole Muzio told the group’s members about the endorsement in an email.

“David Shafer has a proven track record of being more than empty campaign rhetoric but instead truly fighting for our values,” Muzio wrote. “I am proud to announce our endorsement of him for Lieutenant Governor.”

It is the latest in a long line of endorsements that Shafer has secured in the lieutenant governor’s race. His other backers include U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz; former U.S. Sens. Rick Santorum and Mack Mattingly; former Congressmen John Linder, Bob Barr, Mac Collins and Barry Goldwatery Jr.; former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush; the National Rifle Association and the Republican Liberty Caucus.

Article reposted from here.