Young backed by program lead by Cantor

Republican Congressional candidate Jesse Young is receiving support from a program started by U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Young, who is a candidate for the 6th Congressional District, has been declared an “on the radar” candidate in the “Young Guns” program, founded in part by Cantor back in 2007 and continued on today by his former aides.

“We are looking forward to working with Jesse Young, who has already proven himself by meeting rigorous benchmarks in the ‘Young Guns’ program that will position his campaign for victory,” said National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, a Republican Congressman from Texas, in a press release. “Jesse Young’s dedication and experience enables him to advocate effectively for pro-growth policies and fight the failed status quo in Washington, D.C.”

In his own press release, Young says he also has a new campaign manager, Jay Johnson, who has been involved in Republican politics in the past.

Young is one of five Republican candidates seeking the seat of retiring Democratic Congressman Norm Dicks.

Other Republicans include David “Ike” Eichner, Stephan Brodhead, Doug Cloud and newly-announced candidate Bill Driscoll.

Derek Kilmner is the only Democrat announced for the seat and he has received the support of Dicks and a slew of fellow Demcocrats.