Republican Candidate Takes First Step Toward ‘Young Gun’ Status
Washington- The National Republican Congressional Committee announced today that Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta has joined the first round of ‘On the Radar’ candidates for its Young Guns program. 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 ‘On the Radar’ status, Guinta has already proven his ability to build a successful campaign structure and achieve important fundraising goals. Guinta, who is running against incumbent Democrat Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire’s first congressional district, is among the strongest Republican candidates nationwide.
“The NRCC is committed to working with Mayor Guinta as he meets the rigorous goals of the Young Guns program and attains the resources he needs for victory,” said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions.“With all that Frank Guinta has accomplished in just a few short months, I am confident that he will be successful in his effort to replace Carol Shea-Porter, who has acted as nothing more than a rubber-stamp for Nancy Pelosi’s reckless anti-jobs agenda.”
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.
Having achieved certain benchmarks to place him on the road to victory, Guinta now faces a new set of rigorous benchmarks that will continue to help him build an effective and winning campaign.