State Senator Dan Debicella Advances to ‘On the Radar’

January 12, 2010

State Senator Dan Debicella Advances to ‘On the Radar’

Connecticut Candidate Takes Important Step Toward ‘Young Gun’ Status


Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has officially announced State Senator Dan Debicella (CT-04) as an ‘On the Radar’ candidate, an important first step in its Young Guns program. Founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns program is a member-driven organization dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. Debicella is running in Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District.


The Young Guns program is designed to assist Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives achieve goals and benchmarks throughout the election cycle focused on the fundamentals of a winning campaign. By achieving ‘On the Radar’ status, Debicella has already proven his ability to build a successful campaign structure and achieve important fundraising goals.


“The NRCC is committed to working with Dan Debicella as he continues to meet the rigorous goals of the Young Guns program,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions. “Debicella is an accomplished leader for Connecticut, and he already has significant momentum behind his campaign. I am confident that Republicans will be successful in our effort to defeat Jim Himes, who is an out-of-touch politician solely focused on his party’s big-government, big-spending agenda rather than job creation.”


As lifelong resident of Fairfield County, State Senator Dan Debicella is dedicated to serving Southwest Connecticut. With an MBA from Harvard Business School and a background in business, Debicella has worked diligently in the State Senate. His focus on economic issues ranges from stopping tax increases in the state budget to writing a landmark 2007 law that gives tax credits to companies that create 10 or more jobs in Connecticut.  With his background as a leader and businessman, Debicella plans on bringing fiscal reform to Washington by working towards fueling small businesses, controlling healthcare costs in a fiscally responsible way, and focusing on the transportation needs of Connecticut families.


Having achieved certain benchmarks to place him on the road to victory, Dan Debicella now faces a new set of rigorous goals that will help him advance to the next level of the Young Guns program and help him build a competitive, effective and winning campaign.