House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (right) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy are two of the original Young Guns who launched the group in 2008.
“I think their goal is to further the Young Guns brand of the next generation of conservative leaders in the country,” said Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), one of the original Young Guns candidates recruited in 2008. “This is really a way for an outside organization with outside donors, money and, really, involvement to kind of further what we’ve been doing internally.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.