Glen Urquhart Advances to ‘On the Radar’

October 14, 2010

Glen Urquhart Advances to ‘On the Radar’
Delaware Candidate Takes Important First Step Toward ‘Young Gun’ Status

Washington– The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has officially announced Glen Urquhart (DE-AL) 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. Urquhart is running against Democrat John Carney to fill the open seat being vacated by Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE).

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, Urquhart has already proven his ability to build a successful campaign structure and achieve important fundraising goals.

“The NRCC is committed to working with Glen Urquhart as he continues to meet the rigorous goals of the Young Guns program,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions. “Glen is an accomplished, independent leader who will fight to create jobs and rein in government spending. I am confident that Glen has what it takes to take on John Carney, a partisan politician solely focused on his party’s failed big-government, big-spending agenda.”

A former Chair of the National Capital Planning Commission appointed by President Ronald Reagan, Urquhart was privileged to have a great inside view of the “Reagan Revolution” and later the Bush administration. Now a businessman owning his own company, Urquhart knows firsthand the benefit of sound fiscal policy and understands how to control spending and reduce debt.

Having achieved certain benchmarks to place him on the road to victory, Glen Urquhart 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.

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