Andy Barr Advances to “On the Radar”

July 15, 2011

Andy Barr Advances to “On the Radar”
Kentucky Republican Candidate Takes Big First Step to Achieving “Young Gun” Status

Washington — The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced Andy Barr, candidate for Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional District, as an “On the Radar” candidate, the important first step in the “Young Guns” program. Founded during the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), who remain actively involved today, the “Young Guns” program is a Member-driven effort that is the primary method for recruiting strong candidates for both open-seat and challenger races. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) is leading candidate recruitment this cycle as the NRCC’s Vice Chair for Recruitment.

“We are looking forward to working with Andy Barr, who has already proven himself by meeting rigorous benchmarks in the ‘Young Guns’ program that will position his campaign for victory,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). “Andy Barr’s dedication and experience enables him to advocate effectively for pro-growth policies and fight the failed Democrat status quo in Washington. This will stand in stark contrast to the Democrats’ record of spending, borrowing and taxing that Kentucky families and small businesses know has failed.”

Specifically, the “Young Guns” program encourages candidates who have proven their ability to meet crucial campaign benchmarks to develop their campaigns further in order to achieve victory on Election Day. In achieving “On the Radar” status, Barr has met the first set of these organizational and fundraising benchmarks and has already begun to establish himself as a strong contender. Barr will now work toward even higher goals that will help him advance in the “Young Guns” program and build an effective, winning campaign.

Andy Barr is currently a Lexington attorney and part-time instructor of Constitutional Law and Administrative Law at Morehead State University. Before this, he was the Deputy General Counsel to former Governor Ernie Fletcher. Barr intends to use his experience to break the Democrats’ job-destroying policies and their addiction to government spending that indebts Kentuckians to foreign countries like China.