Republican congressional candidate Elan Carr has been recruited into the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Guns program.
Carr, who finished in first place ahead of Democratic opponent Ted Lieu in the June 3 primary to advance to the November general election for Henry Waxman’s seat in California’s 33rd district, achieved Young Gun status “by establishing a clear path to victorythrough his ability to build a formidable campaign structure and achieveimportant goals and benchmarks,” according to a Thursday press release from the NRCC.
The Young Guns program was established by Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), newly-elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) during the 2007-2008 election cycle. NRCC Chairman Greg Walden said, “Elan has outlined conservativeprinciples that will grow jobs, stop the harmful effects of ObamaCare,and get Washington’s spending under control. Elan has met a series ofrigorous goals that will put him in a position to win on Election Day.”
Carr is a first-generation American and the son of immigrants. He is a husband and father of three children, a criminal gang prosecutor, and an Iraq War veteran.