NRCC Adds 14 Candidates to Young Guns “Contenders”

May 2, 2018

WASHINGTON – The NRCC today added 14 candidates to its Young Guns “Contenders” phase–the second tier of the Young Guns program. To be included, Republican candidates must meet specific goals throughout the cycle to ensure their campaigns are able to operate effectively.

“We have no shortage of compelling, hardworking candidates on our side. The NRCC is thrilled to continue supporting these candidates’ campaigns,” said NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers.

“The equation of the NRCC’s resources and organization combined with our contenders’ strong grassroots efforts is something that should keep Democrats up at night.”

New additions to the “Contenders” phase:

AZ-02: Lea Marquez Peterson
AZ-09: Steve Ferrara
CA-39: Young Kim
CA-39: Shawn Nelson
CA-49: Rocky Chavez
CA-49: Diane Harkey
CA-49: Kristin Gaspar
MN-01: Carla Nelson
MN-01: Jim Hagedorn
MN-08: Pete Stauber
NJ-05: Steve Lonegan
NY-25: James Maxwell
PA-08: Jon Chrin
WA-08: Dino Rossi