The NRCC sent out the following press release this morning, and we wanted to be sure you heard the news. This national recognition demonstrates the growing realization that Jared Polis can be beat, and Colorado's 2nd District can have a representative in Congress who will help reduce the federal deficit, not add to it. In short, Eric Weissmann can be a Congressman who will make a difference.
Washington --- The National Republican Congressional Committee today announced Eric Weissmann as an ‘On the Radar’ candidate, the important second step in the ‘Young Guns’ program. Founded during the 2007-2008 election cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Paul Ryan (R-WI), the 'Young Guns' program is a Member-driven effort that is the primary method for recruiting strong candidates for both open-seat and challenger races. Weissmann is running for Colorado’s Second Congressional District.
"We are looking forward to working with Eric Weissmann, who has already proven himself by meeting rigorous benchmarks in the 'Young Guns' program that will position his campaign for victory," said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX). "Eric Weissmann’s dedication and experience enables him to advocate effectively for pro-growth policies and fight the failed status quo in Washington. This will stand in stark contrast to the Obama-Pelosi record of spending, borrowing and taxing that Colorado families and small businesses know has failed."
The 'Young Guns' program encourages candidates who have proven their ability to meet crucial campaign benchmarks to develop their campaigns further in order to achieve victory on Election Day. In achieving 'On the Radar' status, Eric Weissmann has met organizational and fundraising benchmarks and has already begun to establish himself as a strong contender. Weissmann will now work toward even higher goals that will help him advance in the ‘Young Guns’ program and build an effective, winning campaign.
Eric Weissmann began his entrepreneurial career at 15. At age 21, he started a software company, Decisioneering, which grew to create over 100 jobs in Colorado. Since then, Weissmann has been involved in a number of companies, helping them to grow so that they can hire more Coloradans and help the economy strengthen. Eric Weissmann is particularly passionate about his involvement with local organizations that have a record of success working to improve opportunities for Colorado youth, especially those who are less fortunate. The son of a Romanian immigrant, Weissmann strives to ensure that hard work is always rewarded, not discouraged, and the blessings of American freedom are honored.
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