Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Endorses Eric Lynn for Congress in FL-13

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Eric Lynn, former Barack Obama campaign national security advisor, Senior Advisor to three Secretaries of Defense, and current US congressional candidate in his hometown of Florida’s 13th district, earns the endorsement of former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. This endorsement marks the first Secretary Panetta has released for the 2022 cycle.  

Secretary Panetta served as White House Chief of Staff, Director of Central Intelligence, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and a U.S. Congressman prior to serving as Secretary of Defense.

“This is a critical moment for our country and we need leaders who put our national security ahead of party, I know Eric Lynn is just the person to do that,” Secretary Leon Panetta said. 

“Eric was a valued adviser to me during my time as Secretary of Defense, he proved that he has the resolve, experience, and good judgment that it takes to be a strong and effective leader in Congress who will fight for our service members, veterans, and their families. During these challenging times both at home and abroad, Eric has the knowledge and courage to fight to protect the national and economic security of all Americans and their families and put these needs ahead of partisan bickering in Washington.”

“I am so honored to have earned the endorsement of my former boss and great American leader  who has worked for decades keeping our nation safe,” said Eric Lynn. 

“We know that Republicans are ready to spend millions of dollars to install another politician in the mold of Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene in this seat. We cannot afford to send another partisan obstructionist to Congress — there’s enough dysfunction in Washington D.C. as it is. We deserve a level-headed fighter who is prepared to deliver for the people of Pinellas County in this critical moment for our community on day one.” 

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