Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Clerk: Milwaukee Sheriff and Trump Supporter Clarke Resigns

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Clerk: Milwaukee Sheriff and Trump Supporter Clarke Resigns

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MADISON, Wis. * Outspoken Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who built a following among conservatives nationally with his provocative social media presence and strong support of Donald Trump, resigned on Thursday.

Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson said he received a resignation letter from Clarke, but the letter did not say why the sheriff was leaving office more than a year before his term is up.

Clarke's office referred questions to an email address that he had provided. He did not immediately respond to an emails.

Clarke's most recent Twitter post Thursday showed him posing with law enforcement officers at the National Fraternal Order of Police convention in Nashville.

Some Wisconsin conservatives had encouraged Clarke to challenge U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, but he repeatedly rejected their overtures. …

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