Mark Greenberg Advances to ‘On the Radar’

July 21, 2011

Mark Greenberg Advances to ‘On the Radar’
Connecticut Republican Candidate Takes Big First Step to Achieving ‘Young Gun’ Status

Washington — The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced Mark Greenberg 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), 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. Greenberg is running for Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District, which is an open seat because Rep. Chris Murphy is running for U.S. Senate.

“We are looking forward to working with Mark Greenberg, who has already proven himself by meeting rigorous benchmarks in the ‘Young Guns’ program,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). “Mark Greenberg’s dedication and experience enables him to advocate effectively for pro-growth policies and fight the failed Democrat status quo in Washington. This will stand in stark contrast to Washington’s out-of-control record of spending, borrowing and taxing that Connecticut 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, Greenberg has met the first set of these organizational and fundraising benchmarks and has already begun to establish himself as a strong contender. Greenberg will now work toward even higher goals that will help him advance in the ‘Young Guns’ program and build an effective, winning campaign.

As an independent businessman and entrepreneur, Mark Greenberg has dedicated his life to improving his community. Over the past 30 years, Greenberg built two successful companies, founded a non-profit animal rescue and created jobs in Connecticut. Greenberg will fight to limit the growth in government and make spending cuts that reduce the deficit and will work to bring tax relief to families and small businesses. Greenberg is committed to ensuring our children and grandchildren will be able to pursue the American Dream without the burden of crushing debt and taxes that come from the failed big-government status quo in Washington.