NRCC Announces Fourth Round of ‘Young Gun’ Candidates

September 12, 2012

Nine Republican Candidates Reach Top Level of ‘Young Guns’ Program

 WASHINGTON — The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that nine Republican candidates have reached ‘Young Gun’ status, the top tier of the Committee’s four-level ‘Young Guns’ recruitment program. These candidates have reached the fourth and final step by establishing a clear path to victory through their ability to build a formidable campaign structure and achieve important goals and benchmarks.

Originally 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 has become an official NRCC effort with the help of the Young Gun founders and is dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide.

“These candidates have met a series of rigorous goals that will put them in position to win on Election Day,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). “The momentum behind these campaigns is proof-positive that Americans are fed up with President Obama’s policies that spend too much, tax too much and borrow too much at the expense of successful small businesses. These nine candidates are leading the pack as Republicans continue to send a loud and clear message that we will hold Democrats accountable for their job-destroying agenda.”

After already demonstrating their ability to build competitive, effective, and winning campaigns, these ‘Young Guns’ are ready to win on Election Day.

The NRCC’s Fourth Round Of ‘Young Guns’ Candidates Are:

  • Jonathan Paton (AZ-01)
  • Martha McSally (AZ-02)
  • Vernon Parker (AZ-09)
  • Andrew Roraback (CT-05)
  • Lee Anderson (GA-12)
  • Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11)
  • David Joyce (OH-14)
  • Markwayne Mullin (OK-02)
  • Randy Weber (TX-14)

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