Young Guns is the third and final level of the Young Guns program
The National Republican Congressional Committee announced today that 11 Republican candidates have reached Young Guns status, the top tier of the committee’s three-level recruitment program. This first round of Young Guns have reached the third and final level by establishing a clear path to victory through their ability to build a formidable campaign structure and achieve important goals and benchmarks.
“To reach the Young Guns stage of our committee’s recruitment program, candidates must meet our high standards of achievement to ensure a path to victory on Election Day,” said NRCC Chairman Greg Walden. “As a committee, we are working to help elect Republicans to maintain our record breaking majority in the House of Representatives and further put into action our ideas that will build a more confident America. As the November elections approach, I am confident these candidates will continue to work hard for their communities and put America on a better path.”
Originally founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle, the Young Guns program supports and mentors challenger and open-seat candidates in races across the country. The program requires its candidates to work towards specific goals and meet benchmarks throughout the year to ensure their continued participation in the program. In the 2014 election cycle, the program helped to elect 45 new Republican Members to the 114th Congress.
The NRCC’s First Round of Young Guns are:
Stewart Mills (MN-08)
Jack Martins (NY-03)
Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
Don Bacon (NE-02)
Scott Jones (CA-07)
Denise Gitsham (CA-52)
Justin Fareed (CA-24)
John Faso (NY-19)
Amie Hoeber (MD-06)
Danny Tarkanian (NV-03)
Tonia Khouri (IL-11)
Click here for more information about the program and the candidates.