The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced an additional slate of 21 “On the Radar” candidates as part of the Youngs Guns program. The program, spearheaded by Leader McCarthy, helps equip Republican candidates across the country with the tools they need to run winning campaigns.
“Republicans are completely united in our goal of taking back the House and firing Nancy Pelosi,” said Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy. “I look forward to working with these candidates to promote our policies to get inflation under control, secure our border, and stop the violent crime wave sweeping our nation.”
The Young Guns program is divided into three levels containing benchmarks that a candidate must achieve to advance in the program. Candidates who achieve full Young Guns status have successfully collaborated with the NRCC and completed the requirements that establish a path to victory on Election Day. […]
The list of newly added “On the Radar” candidates is as follows: […]
(IL-11) Catalina Lauf
Lauf originally filed to run against Adam Kinzinger and is now running in a crowded primary race for the opportunity to compete against Democratic incumbent Bill Foster.
* From a recent Daily Herald story…
Of the more than 20 Republicans running for Congress in the North, Northwest and West suburbs, just four said they agree with the Republican National Committee’s description of last year’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol as “ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.” […]
Eleventh District candidate Catalina Lauf of Woodstock said she agreed with the RNC’s statement. There are “widespread, absurd mischaracterizations of that day,” said Lauf, who is among five Republicans vying to face Democratic incumbent Bill Foster of Naperville.
Trump lost the new 11th District by 16 points.
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