About Young Guns

America is standing at a critical crossroads, and Young Guns candidates give America the best opportunity to move our country in the right direction.

Founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Congressmen Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns Program began as a Member driven organization of House Republicans dedicated to identifying, recruiting, and mobilizing a new generation of conservative leaders. 

During the last election, through a partnership of Republican volunteers, donors and 59 members of the House of Representatives, five House GOP challengers won against Incumbent Democrats in 2008. Four of those were Young Guns, and we proudly welcome them to Congress – Tom Rooney (FL-16), Bill Cassidy (LA-06), Lynn Jenkins (KS-02), and Pete Olson (TX-22). 

NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) adopted the Young Guns program as the candidate recruitment and training program for House Republicans and it is designed to assist Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives build a foundation for victory.

As part of this program, Republican candidates throughout the United States will work hard for victory next November and we will post updates on their races, their achievements and their status as a Young Gun. 

The Young Guns is not just a political program, but an ongoing movement to go on offense and strengthen the GOP, welcoming your participation with and support for strong Republican candidates nationwide. Sign up for the Young Guns team today and you will be on the front lines of a historic election; we’ll keep you informed as news breaks and look to you for strategic advice on how to conduct this campaign.