Welcome to the campaign to #FlipFL15!
Andrew is a veteran US Navy Officer, owner of a neighborhood learning center, and he lives, works, and is from here in the District.He’s running for Congress to fight for a better future for all of us living along the I-4 Corridor.
Andrew was the Navy’s surface planner for 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade out of Bahrain when Trump ordered a mission into Southern Yemen on his third day on the job that ended in the loss of one of our American heroes. It was the mission, you may recall, where he tweeted the Muslim Ban the night before the team went in, took the briefing in an unclassified Mar-a-Lago ballroom, and acted recklessly in approving a mission that had been put on the backburner for nearly a year prior because the objective wasn’t perceived to be worth the risk.
Since 2017, Andrew has been campaigning on a simple message, to bring a new generation of leadership to Washington. The politics of the past, the dysfunction, and good ol’ boy networks have held our community back. It’s time for a change.
In 2018, Ross Spano went on to win this seat by committing $186,000 campaign finance violations for which he is under FBI investigation, House Ethics questions, and has had his resignation called for by the Tampa Bay Times. Andrew helped force the last incumbent to retire, and we’re going to do it again.
Andrew is a Democrat who wants to fight for working families, not the special interests. He wants to be the only representative in the Tampa Bay region who is a veteran himself and will fight for our military, their families, and our veterans. We are fighting for better & more affordable healthcare, the protection of our earned benefits like Social Security and Medicare, and a new future of investment in our local economy.
A n d r e w L e a r n e d . c o m
1 . Andrew is a new type of Democrat. A Veteran
Navy Officer, small business owner, and a bold
progressive. Veterans won more than a third of
red-to-blue flips in 2018; we can do that here.
2 . Rep Spano, the GOP first-term incumbent is already
under FBI and House Ethics investigations for fraud in
the 2018 election. He's vulnerable, the local paper has
already called for his resignation, and he's facing a
likely GOP challenge; this is our moment to WIN.
3 . FL-15 is a "top-10" target for the DCCC in 2020.
With no Governor or Senate race in FL and a
scandal ridden incumbent, FL-15 will be a critical
battleground in the heart of central Florida.
In 2018 Andrew raised nearly $400k without any
outside party backing. He secured every local
Democratic endorsement in 2018 and has
consolidated local support for this run for 2020.
O n t h e i s s u e s
Andrew represents the New Generation of Leadership that can help lead us past
the politics of the past. He's not afraid to fight boldy for his progressive principals,
and able to unite a diverse coalition of Veterans and fellow small-business owners
needed to WIN this tossup seat.
He would be the only representative in Tampa Bay and Central Florida who is
a Veteran. He will fight for our military, their families, and our veterans.
Andrew is fighting for better & more affordable healthcare, the protection of
our earned benefits like Social Security and Medicare, and a new future of
investment in our local economy.
I n t h e n e w s :
A n d r e w L e a r n e d
Andrew is a veteran of eight years and three
Middle East deployments. As an officer, he led
teams combating Somali piracy and planning
missions against ISIS in Iraq, Yemen, and Syria.
He is a district native and local small-business
owner, opening a neighborhood learning center after
returning from his third Middle East deployment.
Andrew has been campaigning on a simple message, to
bring a new generatio