Diane Gooch Advances to ‘On the Radar’

May 3, 2010

Diane Gooch Advances to ‘On the Radar’
New Jersey Candidate Takes Important First Step Toward ‘Young Gun’ Status

 Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has officially announced Diane Gooch (NJ-06) 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. Gooch is running in New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District, a seat that is currently held by Democrat incumbent Frank Pallone, an out-of-touch career politician who is more concerned with toeing his party line than serving the constituents he was elected to represent.

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

“The NRCC is committed to working with Diane Gooch as she continues to meet the rigorous goals of the Young Guns program,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions. “Diane is an accomplished businesswoman and leader, who will fight to create jobs and rein in government spending. I am confident that Republicans will be successful in our run against Frank Pallone, a loyal Democrat who has repeatedly put his partisan agenda before a healthy economy.”

As a small business owner, newspaper publisher and a political activist, Diane Gooch is ready to rebuild New Jersey’s ailing economy and put a stop to excessive government expansion and runaway spending. She and her husband put their livelihood on the line when they purchased a small business together. Now, the Two River Times is a respected community newspaper which has created private sector jobs for over a thousand families living in New Jersey. With a love for politics and activism, Gooch was named Vice Chair of the Monmouth County Republican Party and was part of the successful campaign to elect popular New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Gooch was also named a “Woman of Distinction” by the Jersey Shore Girl Scouts for her community involvement.

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

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