Randy Demmer Advances to ‘On the Radar’

June 14, 2010

Randy Demmer Advances to ‘On the Radar’
Minnesota Candidate Takes Important First Step Toward ‘Young Gun’ Status

Washington– The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has officially announced state Rep. Randy Demmer (MN-01) 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. Demmer is running in Minnesota’s First Congressional District, a seat that is currently held by consummate Pelosi puppet Tim Walz.

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, Demmer has already proven his ability to build a successful campaign structure and achieve important fundraising goals.

“The NRCC is committed to working with Randy Demmer as he continues to meet the rigorous goals of the Young Guns program,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions. “Randy is an accomplished, independent leader who will fight to create jobs and rein in government spending. I am confident that we will be successful in our efforts to win this seat and add it to the Republican column in November.”

Randy Demmer is currently serving his fourth term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. As someone who has successfully run a small business, Randy knows firsthand the damage that the Obama-Walz agenda is inflicting on our economy. After receiving his Bachelors of Agricultural Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota, he began working on his family operated farm. Randy then went on to pursue a career as a successful businessman, forming a computerized accounting company and owning three auto parts stores, later selling his businesses to his employees. Randy and his wife Kathy are lifelong residents of Hayfield and have three daughters. Randy is also an active member of the community, he volunteers on several boards such as the Dodge County Corn Growers and the Hayfield Area Chamber of Commerce. By reaching the first level of the NRCC’s Young Guns program, Randy has begun to follow in the footsteps of fellow Minnesotan Rep. Erik Paulsen, whose role in the program was vital to his victory in 2008.

Having achieved certain benchmarks to place him on the road to victory, Randy Demmer 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.

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