NRCC Announces 32 “On the Radar” Candidates in First Round of Young Guns Program

October 12, 2021

WASHINGTON –  The National Republican Congressional Committee announced their first round of “On the Radar” candidates as part of the Youngs Guns program. The program led in conjunction with Leader McCarthy helps equip Republican candidates across the country with the tools they need to run winning campaigns.

“Our movement is more united, energized, and passionate than I’ve ever seen it,” said Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. “I’m proud to welcome these candidates to the Young Guns program and I look forward to working together to not only take the House — but to build a lasting Republican majority.”

The Young Guns program is divided into three levels containing benchmarks that a candidate must achieve to advance in the program. Candidates who achieve full Young Guns status have successfully collaborated with the NRCC and completed the requirements that establish a path to victory on Election Day.

In 2020, 25 Young Guns were elected to Congress. Since its inception, the Young Guns program has helped elect over 150 members of Congress.

You can view the Young Guns website by clicking HERE.

The list of “On the Radar” candidates is as follows: 

(AZ-01) Walt Blackman 

(AZ-01) Eli Crane 

(AZ-02) Juan Ciscomani 

(CA-49) Christopher Rodriguez 

(FL-07) Brady Duke 

(FL-07) Cory Mills 

(FL-13) Amanda Makki 

(FL-13) Anna Paulina Luna 

(GA-06) Jake Evans 

(GA-06) Harold Earls 

(GA-06) Meagan Hanson 

(GA-07) Rich McCormick 

(IA-03) Zach Nunn 

(IL-17) Esther Joy King 

(KS-03) Amanda Adkins 

(ME-02) Bruce Poliquin 

(MN-02) Tyler Kistner 

(MT-02) Ryan Zinke 

(NH-01) Tim Baxter 

(NH-01) Matt Mowers 

(NH-01) Karoline Leavitt 

(NH-01) Gail Huff Brown

(NJ-07) Tom Kean Jr.  

(NY-18) Colin Schmitt 

(NY-19) Marcus Molinaro 

(OR-04) Alek Skarlatos 

(PA-07) Lisa Scheller 

(TX-15) Monica De La Cruz Hernandez 

(TX-38) Wesley Hunt 

(VA-02) Jen Kiggans 

(WA-08) Jesse Jensen 

(WI-03) Derrick Van Orden