April 27, 2020 – The National Republican Campaign Committee has promoted Jeanne Ives to “Contender” status. The promotion to the second stage of the NRCC’s ‘Young Guns’ program signals the viability of her campaign in the effort to reclaim the House in 2020.
According to the NRCC’s website, “Contenders” are candidates who have “completed stringent program metrics and are on the path to developing a mature and competitive campaign operation” and “are in congressional seats that appear favorable to the GOP candidate.”
“I am grateful that the NRCC has recognized my team’s hard work to build out a strong infrastructure that has been able to remain engaged and responsive, even as we navigate one of the most unprecedented moments in history,” said Ives. “Reaching this level is only possible with a broad range of support and interest from voters looking for common-sense representation. We know there is a great deal of work ahead of us – both in the campaign and as the nation moves into a post-COVID era in the coming months. Now more than ever, who we elect to lead matters. And I look forward to working with organizations and voters from all walks of life as we tackle our toughest challenges.”