Jackie Walorski Advances to “On the Radar”

July 15, 2011

Jackie Walorski Advances to “On the Radar”
Indiana Republican Candidate Takes Big First Step to Achieving “Young Gun” Status

Washington — The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced Jackie Walorski, candidate for Indiana’s Second Congressional District, as an “On the Radar” candidate, the important first step in the “Young Guns” program. Founded during the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), who remain actively involved today, the “Young Guns” program is a Member-driven effort that is the primary method for recruiting strong candidates for both open-seat and challenger races. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) is leading candidate recruitment this cycle as the NRCC’s Vice Chair for Recruitment.

“We are looking forward to working with Jackie Walorski, who has already proven herself by meeting rigorous benchmarks in the ‘Young Guns’ program that will position her campaign for victory,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). “Jackie Walorski’s experience as a successful elected official and children’s advocate in Indiana enables her to fight for common-sense conservative policies and reverse the failed Democrat status quo in Washington. This will stand in stark contrast to the Democrats’ record of spending, borrowing and taxing that Indiana families and small businesses know has failed.”

Specifically, the “Young Guns” program encourages candidates who have proven their ability to meet crucial campaign benchmarks to develop their campaigns further in order to achieve victory on Election Day. In achieving “On the Radar” status, Walorski has met the first set of these organizational and fundraising benchmarks and has already begun to establish herself as a strong contender. Walorski will now work toward even higher goals that will help her advance in the “Young Guns” program and build an effective, winning campaign.

A native Hoosier, Jackie Walorski has a record of fighting for lower taxes and against wasteful government spending over three terms in the Indiana House of Representatives. In addition, Walorski has been a tireless advocate for children both inside and outside the Legislature, having founded an agency with her husband to provide much-needed medical supplies to impoverished children in Romania. These efforts have made her a very popular leader in Indiana and a strong contender for the Second Congressional District.