NRCC Loads Second Clip of Young Guns Candidates

North Carolina Congressional candidate David Rouzer is among the National Republican Congressional Committee's newest Young Guns. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced its second round of Young Guns — GOP candidates who have been placed in the top tier of the committee’s recruitment and candidate support program.

“These candidates have met a series of rigorous goals that will put them in position to win on Election Day,” NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) said. “The momentum behind these campaigns is proof-positive that Americans are fed up with President Obama’s policies ..."

The new Young Gun candidates are:

  • Colusa County Supervisor Kim Vann, running in California's 3rd district against Rep. John Garamendi (D)
  • Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, running in California's 24th district against Rep. Lois Capps (D)
  • Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione, running in California's new 41st district
  • Long Beach City Councilman Gary DeLong , running in California's new 47th district
  • Manufacturing executive Joe Coors Jr., running in Colorado's 7th district against Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D)
  • Former Congressional aide Rodney Davis, running in Illinois' open 13th district
  • Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks, running in New York's 25th district against Rep. Louise Slaughter (D)
  • State Sen. David Rouzer, running in North Carolina's 7th district against Rep. Mike McIntyre (D)
  • Former Rhode Island Police Superintendent Brendan Doherty, running in Rhode Island's 1st district against Rep. David Cicilline (D) or Anthony Gemma, a Democrat challenging Cicilline in the primary
  • State Del. Rick Snuffer, running in West Virginia's 3rd district against Rep. Nick Rahall (D)
The first round of Young Gun candidates were announced in May.