This week, the highest-ranking combat Veteran ever to serve in Congress, Representative Jack Bergman (R-MI), announced his endorsement for Amanda Makki, Republican primary candidate.
Rep. Bergman is a retired Lt. General of the United States Marine Corps, with a vastly diverse background in the political arena and private sector. A life dedicated to service, Bergman knows the meaning of patriotism and sees that example in Amanda Makki’s candidacy for Congress.
“Amanda Makki is the exact person we need in Washington to defend American values and bring back true leadership for Pinellas County. For far too long, Democrats have tried to dismantle the opportunity for others to achieve the American Dream. We can count on Amanda’s story to continue to inspire others to work hard and never give up on a hope for a better life for themselves or their children,” said Bergman.
“It is a great honor today to be endorsed by a man of great patriotism and leadership. Representative Bergman is a strong voice in Washington when it comes to defending American values and the Constitution. In a time where law and order is needed most – I would be honored to work alongside him in Congress and protect the America we know and love,” said Makki.
As the Republican frontrunner candidate for Florida’s 13th Congressional District, Amanda Makki has received the endorsements from esteemed military veterans including Senator Joni Ernst, the first female combat veteran ever elected to the United States Senate, Congressmen Michael Waltz (Lt. Colonel), Congressman Neal Dunn (Major), and Combat veteran Robert O’Neill of the elite Navy SEAL Team 6.
In addition, she is endorsed by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican Whip Steve Scalise, Health Care Ranking Member and Physician Michael Burgess, as well as Florida Congressional Representatives John Rutherford and Neal Dunn. Locally, Amanda has the support of Seminole City Councilor Thom Barnhorn, Belleair Beach Mayor Joseph Manzo and Treasure Island Commissioner Tyler Payne. She was named to the National Republican Campaign Committee’s Young Guns program as one of the top “Contender” candidates.
Additionally, Amanda has received over 25 major endorsements including The American Conservative Union, the Conservative groups FreedomWorks, Republican Main Street Partnership PAC, and Maverick PAC as well as groups supporting the strongest female candidates in the U.S. including VIEW PAC, Maggie’s List, and Rep. Elise Stefanik’s E‐PAC, that helps female GOP candidates. She is also supported by the American College of Emergency Physicians and Associated Builders & Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.