Randy Altschuler Advances to “On the Radar”

July 15, 2011

Randy Altschuler Advances to “On the Radar”
New York Republican Candidate Takes Big First Step to Achieving “Young Gun” Status

Washington — The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced Randy Altschuler, candidate for New York’s First 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 Randy Altschuler, who has already proven himself by meeting rigorous benchmarks in the ‘Young Guns’ program that will position his campaign for victory,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). “Randy Altschuler’s experience as a successful business leader in New York enables him to advocate effectively for pro-growth policies and fight the failing status quo in Washington. This will stand in stark contrast to Tim Bishop’s partisan record of spending, borrowing and taxing that Long Island families and small business owners 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, Altschuler has met the first set of these organizational and fundraising benchmarks and has already begun to establish himself as a strong contender. Altschuler will now work toward even higher goals that will help him advance in the “Young Guns” program and build a top-notch campaign.

Randy Altschuler is a successful business owner and the current Executive Chairman and co-founder of CloudBlue, which provides electronic equipment recycling services and has created over 300 American jobs. Previously, Altschuler was the CEO and co-founder of OfficeTiger, which focused on upgrading business support services and bolstering the job market and created over 4,000 jobs. It is this strong record of success in small business that will appeal most to Long Island voters looking for pro-growth policies to counter the failed Democrat status quo in Washington.