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September 3, 2015

NRCC Touts 11 More ‘Young Gun’ Candidates

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The National Republican Congressional Committee promoted 11 more candidates to ‘Young Gun’ status Tuesday morning, elevating their campaigns to the highest level of the program that provides organizational and fundraising support in top House contests.

The 11 additions brings the NRCC’s total number of Young Gun candidates this cycle to 32.

“Candidates that reach ‘Young Gun’ status have met a series of rigorous goals that will put them in position to win on Election Day,” NRCC Chairman Greg Walden of Oregon said in a news release.

The new Young Gun candidates are:

Candidates who earned Young Gun status previously include retired Air Force Col. Martha McSally in Arizona’s 2nd District, former Rep. Bob Dold in Illinois’ 10th District, and state Sen. Torrey Westrom in Minnesota’s 7th District, among many others.

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  • Layla

    Don’t give anybody in Congress a dime until they impeach Obama for what he is doing to this country. Our own generals are telling us that our national security is in jeopardy and still you fund raise and DO NOTHING.

  • Lo Gitech

    Yet another example of a shooting rampage ended by an armed citizen:

  • Dave Herbert

    Whatever the “qualifications” for inclusion in this program, it seems to me they’re missing a big opportunity by ignoring Tony Kurtz (Wisconsin-3). Kurtz faces a vulnerable Democrat, Ron Kind, in a district consisting largel of farming communities that value veterans. Tony Kurtz is a young, attractive, energetic, articulate retired Army chopper pilot who fought in both Iraq wars (as a squadron leader), retired to build a business instructing military safety programs AND built a successful farming operation (much of which is organic crops), and has a degree in international relations. Tony is a tireless campaigner and a persistent debater – while being one of the most amendable, friendly and humble men you’d ever want to meet. Learn more about Tony at This is a winner!

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