NRCC Announces ‘On the Radar’ Candidates in Arizona Special Election

March 19, 2012

NRCC Announces ‘On the Radar’ Candidates in Arizona Special Election
Three Republican Candidates Take Steps Toward ‘Young Gun’ Status

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) today announced that three candidates in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District Special Election have reached ‘On the Radar’ status. By reaching the second step of the four-step ‘Young Guns’ program, these Republican candidates have reached the fundamental benchmarks to place them on the road to victory – and in a short amount of time. Now, these three candidates are ready to take on the Democrat candidate and return fiscal sanity to Washington.

“These candidates have worked hard to meet the benchmarks that have been laid out before them and are determined to hold Washington Democrats accountable,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). “Middle-class taxpayers are tired of watching Democrats spend this country deeper into recession while they have been forced to tighten their belts. These three candidates are determined to rein in reckless spending, cut taxes and return the economy back to a state of vitality.”

Originally founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI) as a member-driven organization, the Young Guns program has become an official NRCC effort dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. Reps. Cantor, McCarthy and Ryan remain actively involved in the Young Guns program, working together to recruit and prime conservative leaders for victory.

After reaching the second step of the four-step program, these ‘On the Radar’ candidates now face a new set of rigorous benchmarks that will continue to help them build competitive, effective and winning campaigns.

The NRCC’s ‘On The Radar’ Candidates Are:

• Jesse Kelly (AZ-08)
• Martha McSally (AZ-08)
• Dave Sitton (AZ-08)

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