Political Group Ratings: National Republican Congressional Committee 2014 targeting
Source: NRCC Targeted District
The National Republican Congressional Committee has defined three categories in its "Young Guns" list, and a new fundraising website Drive to 245. Inclusion in the program indicates funding from the NRCC to the candidates, mostly via PAC-funded TV advertising:Press Release from NRCC
The first level of the program: "On the Radar" candidates are individuals running in competitive congressional seats. They have met the minimum threshold in campaign organization and show potential to achieve greater status in the program as the cycle progresses.
"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.
"Young Gun" is the highest level of the Young Guns program. These candidates have met a series of rigorous goals and surpassed program benchmarks to establish a clear path to victory.
Also see the analogous 2014 Democratic targeting by the DCCC
Topic: Principles & Values
Headline: Young Gun "On the Radar" in national GOP "Drive to245"
Headline 2: Young Gun contender in national Republican "Drive to 245"
Headline 3: Young Gun candidate in national Republican "Drive to 245"