McCarthy Promotes 15 Candidates to Final Phase of Young Guns Program

May 27, 2020

WASHINGTON – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy today announced the second round of “Young Guns” candidates who have been elevated to the highest level of the Young Guns program. The program mentors and supports candidates in races across the country and works to provide them with the necessary tools to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democrat opponents.

“We are proud to promote such a diverse group of candidates to the final phase of the Young Guns program,” said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. “As we move closer to Election Day, these candidates have shown they stand in stark contrast to their Democratic opponents and have the structure in place to come out victorious in November.”

The NRCC’s Young Guns program requires candidates to work towards specific goals and meet benchmarks throughout the election cycle to ensure their campaigns remain competitive, well-funded and communicative within their districts. Candidates progress through three levels of the program: On the Radar, Contender and Young Gun.

You can view the Young Guns website by clicking HERE.

The second round of “Young Guns” is as follows:

(FL-26) Carlos Gimenez

(FL-27) Maria Elvira Salazar

(GA-06) Karen Handel

(IA-01) Ashley Hinson

(IA-03) David Young

(IL-06) Jeanne Ives

(IL-14) Jim Oberweis

(IL-17) Esther Joy King

(MN-07) Michelle Fischbach

(MT-AL) Matt Rosendale

(NJ-07) Tom Kean Jr.

(NY-11) Nicole Malliotakis

(NY-22) Claudia Tenney

(PA-17) Sean Parnell

(VA-02) Scott Taylor