11 Candidates Added to “On the Radar” in NRCC’S Young Guns Program

February 18, 2016

WASHINGTON – The National Republican Congressional Committee announced the second round of “On the Radar” candidates, the first level of the committee’s Young Guns program, ahead of the 2016 elections. This program will help to provide candidates the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents.

“The American people have seen the calamity wrought by Barack Obama’s liberal policies and know we must elect strong Republican leaders to Congress who will move our country in the right direction,” said NRCC Chairman Greg Walden. “These 11 candidates have demonstrated they have the skills and experience needed to help strengthen our country and right the wrongs of the Obama administration. I am confident these candidates will work hard and run tough and effective campaigns in 2016.”

The Young Guns program supports and mentors challenger and open-seat candidates in races across the country. Officially an NRCC effort for the past three election cycles, the program requires its candidates to work towards specific goals and meet benchmarks throughout the year to ensure their campaigns remain competitive, well-funded and communicative within their districts. “On the Radar” is the first of three levels in the Young Guns program. In the 2014 election cycle, the program helped to elect 45 new Republican Members to the 114th Congress.

Please see below for a list of the candidates:

Scott Jones (CA-07)

Sean Flynn (CA-31)

Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09)

Pete DiCianni (IL-08)

Mark Plaster (MD-03)

Tom Casperson (MI-01)

Jason Allen (MI-01)

Jack Martins (NY-03)

George Phillips (NY-22)

Steve Wells (NY-22)

Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08)