OTTUMWA – The National Republican Congressional Committee has included state Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who is seeking the party’s nomination in Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District, for inclusion in its 2020 Young Guns program.

The NRCC program identifies candidates who “invoke the values of the House Republican Conference from around the country and who have demonstrated attributes of a winning campaign.”

Miller-Meeks is considered an “On the Radar” candidate, which is the first stage of three in the program. That stage includes candidates running in competitive congressional races who demonstrate “a discipline for continued success throughout their race.” Through the program, candidates are provided with resources to remain competitive and meet their campaign fundraising and communications goals, with guidance provided by the NRCC.

Miller-Meeks was first included in the Young Guns program in the general election during her 2014 congressional campaign. This is the first time that Miller-Meeks has been included during a primary election.

Miller-Meeks said she is proud to have achieved the level of support necessary to qualify for the Young Guns program.

“When House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced the first round of Young Guns last year, he said the 2020 election is going to be about two futures: a future of more freedom or government control. I believe in a future with more freedom, while my Democratic opponent envisions a future with more and more government control,” Miller-Meeks said. “She belongs to a Democratic party that is now in conflict with the people of Iowa’s 2nd District. As that party’s candidate, she stands for bigger government, higher taxes, more regulations and more spending. That all adds up to less freedom for the rest of us.”

She added, “With the added attention and momentum that come through the Young Guns program, our campaign will continue to have the resources we need to win what is likely to be the most competitive House race in the country.”

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