The National Republican Congressional Committee added two Pennsylvania candidates to its “Young Guns” program.
Candidates Marty Nothstein and John Chrin were formally upgraded from “contenders” to full-fledged Young Guns.
Nothstein is facing former Allentown solicitor Susan Wild for the PA-7 seat vacated by Charlie Dent.
Chrin is facing Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Lackawanna) in PA-8, one of the only vulnerable Democratic seats in the state.
The multi-stage plan offers levels of fundraising and infrastructure support for congressional candidates that meet benchmarks for fundraising and campaign messaging.
Being added to the program means the GOP at the national level sees these campaigns as viable and competitive on their own, enough so that they warrant full party support and guidance.
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, House majority leader and cofounder of the Young Guns program, said House Republicans, with the help of the Trump administration, are “leading America’s comeback.”
“Across the country, conservatives are coming together and stepping into the political arena to help complete the work needed to strengthen our economy, our military, and our country,” he said. “I am proud to welcome each candidate to the Young Guns program to ensure they have the resources they need to win, and I look forward to seeing them on the trail this summer and fall.”