Responding to the results of Tuesday’s primaries, The National Republican Congressional Committee is expanding the list of its “Young Gun” recruits – the most promising of a crop of first-time candidates in solid House races around the country.The GOP sets a series of benchmarks for the Young Guns that add up to an assessment that they’ve got a very good chance of winning their midterm race, according to Congressional Quarterly.
The total number of Young Guns is now 75, reflecting what many believe could be a banner year for the GOP with a takeover of the House and possibly the Senate.
The benchmarks set by the committee include developing grass-roots support, fundraising and creating a media plan.
The latest additions include Republicans who won competitive primaries Tuesday in races that have long been considered GOP targets for the fall, including Randy Altschuler (left) in New York's 1st district, Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta in New Hampshire's 1st district and former Rep. Charlie Bass in New Hampshire's 2nd district.
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