The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced this week that it was including New Hampshire 2nd District candidate Gary Lambert in its “Young Guns” program, which identifies promising Republican candidates that are eligible to receive support from the Committee. In a press release announcing Lambert’s inclusion, the NRCC stated that the program would “help to provide candidates and their campaigns the tools they need to run effective, successful and winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents.”
“I am confident that Gary Lambert will be a successful and dedicated member of this program and that he will continue to work hard to reach the crucial campaign benchmarks that have been established ahead of the 2014 elections,” said NRCC Chairman Greg Walden in a statement. “Gary’s conservative principles and priorities provide a stark contrast to Barack Obama’s irresponsible agenda. New Hampshire’s hardworking families deserve better than skyrocketing health care costs, financial instability and mountains of debt on the backs of their families. I am certain that Gary Lambert will be a strong contender this election cycle.”
Lambert is currently designated as “On The Radar,” which is the lowest of the three rungs on the Young Guns ladder, but candidates can move up the ranks if they meet certain benchmarks as the campaign progresses. There is wide speculation among Granite State political insiders that Lambert will face at least one well-known Republican primary opponent in the race to take on Democrat Rep. Anne Kuster.