NRCC Announces Fifth Round of ‘Young Guns’ Candidates

August 31, 2010

NRCC Announces Fifth Round of ‘Young Guns’ Candidates
Six Republican Candidates Newly Enrolled in Top Level of Young Guns Program

Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that six new Republican candidates have reached ‘Young Gun’ status, the highest level of its three-step Young Guns program. With November’s midterm elections quickly approaching, these new Young Guns will play a pivotal role in taking back the majority and holding the out-of-touch Democrat majority accountable for their failed economic policies.

“Americans are buried under mountains of debt and high unemployment, yet Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat majority have failed to offer sound solutions,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions. “Our Young Guns candidates will use commonsense ideas to put an end to the Democrats’ runaway spending spree that has led our nation into unprecedented debt and joblessness. With November’s midterm elections quickly approaching, House Democrats are running scared with the knowledge that they will finally be held responsible for their failed economic agenda.”

Originally founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI) as a member-driven organization, the Young Guns program has become an official NRCC effort dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. Reps. Cantor, McCarthy and Ryan remain actively involved in the Young Guns program, working together to recruit and prime conservative leaders for victory.

“The latest Young Guns class is a testament to the strength of our candidates this year,” said House Republican Whip Eric Cantor. “When these six Young Guns come to Washington as new members of Congress, they’ll join our fight to change the culture of spending that the Democrat majority has forced on our country.”

“As America stands at a tipping point and in need of new solutions to cut the debt and grow jobs, we are excited to announce six strong candidates who have earned Young Gun status,” said NRCC Recruitment Chair Kevin McCarthy. “Fifty-two candidates have earned Young Gun status, which is more than enough seats needed to take back the majority.”

“To combat Washington’s reckless spending and borrowing binge, the American people are in need of reinforcements in Congress,” said Congressman Paul Ryan. “These six Young Guns will play a critical role in charting a new fiscal and economic course for our nation. We need a new generation of leaders that will fight to spur job creation now, lift our crushing debt burden, and reclaim the promise and prosperity of this great nation.”

The NRCC’s Fifth Round Of ‘Young Guns’ Candidates Are:

Sandy Adams (FL-24)
Dan Benishek (MI-01)
Chris Gibson (NY-20)
Mike Kelly (PA-03)
Steve Southerland (FL-02)
Daniel Webster (FL-08)