The National Republican Congressional Committee announced 10 candidates who are part of the “Young Guns” tier of its recruitment program. It named Air Force veteran Martha McSally (R-AZ 02), Miami-Dade County School Board member Carlos Curbelo (R-FL 26), former Rep. Bob Dold (R-IL 10), Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost (R-IL 12), former Massachusetts state Sen. Richard Tisei (R-MA 06), Minnesota state Sen. Torrey Westrom (R-MN 07), businessman Stewart Mills (R-MN 08), Chester County Commissioner Ryan Costello (R-PA 06), Virginia state Del. Barbara Comstock (R-VA 10), West Virginia state Sen. Evan Jenkins (R-WV 03).
The “Young Guns” are all either challengers or open-seat candidates. Dold was elected in 2010 and lost to Rep. Brad Schneider (D) in 2012. McSally and Tisei also ran in 2012. (release)