The National Republican Congressional Committee announced that former U.S. House member Bobby Schilling will be participating in the NRCC’s Young Guns program in the 2014 cycle. The program will help to provide candidates and their campaigns the tools they need to run effective, successful and winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents. Originally founded in the 2007-2008 election cycle by Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Young Guns program supports and mentors challenger and open-seat candidates in races across the country. Schilling is running in Illinois’ 17th District.
“I am confident that Bobby Schilling 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. “Bobby’s conservative principles and priorities provide a stark contrast to Washington’s irresponsible agenda. Illinois’ 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 Bobby Schilling will be a strong contender this election cycle.”