State Representative John Loughlin Advances to ‘On the Radar’

January 12, 2010

State Representative John Loughlin Advances to ‘On the Radar’

Rhode Island Candidate Takes Important Step Toward ‘Young Gun’ Status


Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has officially announced State Representative John Loughlin (RI-01) as an ‘On the Radar’ candidate, an important first step in its Young Guns program. Founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns program is a member-driven organization dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. Loughlin is running in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District.


The Young Guns program is designed to assist Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives achieve goals and benchmarks throughout the election cycle focused on the fundamentals of a winning campaign. By achieving ‘On the Radar’ status, Loughlin has already proven his ability to build a successful campaign structure and achieve important fundraising goals.


“The NRCC is committed to working with John Loughlin as he continues to meet the rigorous goals of the Young Guns program,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions. “Loughlin is an accomplished leader for Rhode Island, and he already has significant momentum behind his campaign. I am confident that Republicans mount a significant and credible challenge to Patrick Kennedy, who is an out-of-touch career politician solely focused on his party’s big-government, big-spending agenda rather than job creation.”


State Representative John Loughlin has diligently served Rhode Islanders through both military and public service. As a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve and as Minority Whip in the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Loughlin is deeply interested in representing the needs of Rhode Islanders. With his background in the military, working with Veteran groups the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and on the Veterans Affairs Committee, Loughlin is invested in those who have bravely served our country. As a small business owner – Loughlin owns and operates Media-Rite LLC, a television, radio and film production company – he understands that small businesses are the engines of economic recovery.


Having achieved certain benchmarks to place him on the road to victory, John Loughlin now faces a new set of rigorous goals that will help him advance to the next level of the Young Guns program and help him build a competitive, effective and winning campaign.