NRCC - NRCC Announces Frank Guinta Reaches 'Contender' Status

New Hampshire Republican Takes Next Step Toward ‘Young Gun’ Status

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Frank Guinta (NH-01) has reached ‘Contender’ status as part of its Young Guns recruitment program. ‘Contender’ status is the second step in the three-level program, with Guinta now facing a new set of benchmarks to reach ‘Young Gun’ status. 

Founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns program is a member-driven organization dedicated to electing open-seat and challenger candidates nationwide. By achieving ‘Contender’ status, Guinta has already proven his ability to build a successful campaign structure and achieve important fundraising goals.

 “Frank Guinta has already proven that he will be a formidable candidate by meeting the rigorous goals laid out by the Young Guns program and putting in place the pieces for a winning campaign,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions. “Frank is part of a strong and growing candidate pool that is further proof that Republicans are ready to play offense over the course of this election cycle. His campaign is one of many putting Democrats on notice that their reckless big-government policies will not go unchallenged at the polls. Frank Guinta has proven once again that he is ready to hold this Democrat majority accountable for their runaway spending sprees and put our country back on the right track.” 

After serving Manchester for the better part of a decade – first as a member of the state legislature and then as mayor – Guinta is well qualified to tap into the First District’s political base. Guinta’s reputation for delivering on his promises provides instant credibility on issues that matter most to New Hampshire families.

While already completing certain steps to place him on the road to victory, Guinta now faces a new set of rigorous benchmarks that will help him advance to the top level of the Young Guns program and help him build a competitive, effective, and winning campaign.