Contender is the second level of the Young Guns program. Contender candidates have completed stringent program metrics and are on the path to developing a mature and competitive campaign operation. They are in congressional seats that appear favorable to the GOP candidate.

Tony Strickland CA-25
Tony Strickland
CA-25
Mimi Walters CA-45
Mimi Walters
CA-45
Bruce Poliquin ME-02
Bruce Poliquin
ME-02
John Moolenaar MI-04
John Moolenaar
MI-04
Mike Bishop MI-08
Mike Bishop
MI-08
Dave Trott MI-11
Dave Trott
MI-11
Mia Love UT-04
Mia Love
UT-04