Cantor’s “Young Guns” Rewards Obedient Congressmen With Political Ads

The outside Republican group “Young Guns” has launched a new campaign to reward political allies who vote for leadership priorities. But don’t worry it’s not bribery—just a ripe combination of politicking and legislating.

Founded in 2007 by three House Republicans — Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) — the YG Network first gained media notoriety earlier this year after campaigning for the 36-year Indiana incumbent, Dick Lugar, in the Indiana primary. If you didn’t catch that he had been a member of congress for 36 years, then let me reiterate that Dick Lugar was anything but a “young gun.” (No matter, Dick Lugar lost that race.)… Read More

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