Mick Mulvaney Reaches ‘Contender’ Status

March 25, 2010

Mick Mulvaney Reaches ‘Contender’ Status
South Carolina Republican Takes Critical Second Step in ‘Young Guns’ Program


Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Republican Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) has reached ‘Contender’ status as part of its Young Guns program. ‘Contender’ status is the second step in the three-level program, with Mulvaney now facing a new set of benchmarks to reach ‘Young Gun’ status in his bid to unseat incumbent Democrat John Spratt.


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. By achieving ‘Contender’ status, Mulvaney has already proven his ability to build a successful campaign structure and achieve vital fundraising goals.


“Mick Mulvaney has already proven that he will be a formidable candidate by meeting the Young Guns program’s rigorous goals and is well on his way to building a winning campaign that will put this seat back in the Republican column,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). “Mick is part of a strong and growing pool of candidates who are frustrated with the Democrat majority’s big-government ways and aren’t willing to stand by any longer. His campaign has put Democrats on notice that Americans are ready to turn the page on the failed experiment known as the Obama-Pelosi agenda.”


As a South Carolina State Senator and president of a small business, Mick Mulvaney has a proven track record of serving South Carolinians’ best interests, because he shares their principles: limited government, fiscal restraint and lower taxes, personal responsibility and a focus on small business to create jobs. In the South Carolina House and Senate, Mulvaney has been a dedicated public servant who has championed fiscal responsibility – even when it wasn’t politically convenient.


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