Grant's Run For Califonia's 7th Congressional District Gets Major Boost From NRCC

October 26, 2017 |  

Andrew Grant's candidacy for California's 7th congressional district received a significant boost today from the National Republican Congressional Committee. 

Grant, one of two Republican candidates challenging Dr. Ami Bera (D - Elk Grove) for the competitive district that includes all of Elk Grove has been designated "On the Radar" from the NRCC. The designation is part of the committee's Young Guns program which helps candidates challenging Democratic party incumbents. 

According to Young Guns, those receiving this classification "have met the minimum threshold in campaign organization and show potential to achieve greater status in the program as the cycle progresses." Grant is one of two Republican and one Democrat candidates that have announced primary challenges against Bera, who is in his third term.

"These 31 candidates are formidable competitors against the liberal agenda of Nancy Pelosi and the left,” NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers said. “We look forward to working with these candidates to grow our Republican majority and enact policies that help hard-working Americans.”

Along with Grant, there are two other California Republican candidates, Justin Fareed and Sean Flynn who are challenging Democratic congressional incumbents in the 24th and 31st district respectively. In total the NRCC has listed 31 candidates nationally for "On the Radar" program.

While Grant and fellow Republican Dr. Yona Barash are challenging from the right, Bera is also facing a challenge from the left from Democratic candidate Brad Westmoreland. Bera, who is considered a moderate, has been challenged from the progressive wing of his party for his stances on a host of issues including international trade. 

Saying he was "super proud" or earning the designation, Grant noted it was reflective of the local support he has garnered from voters and businesses in the district who he says are frustrated with what is happening in Washington DC. Additionally, Grant said his financial support is coming primarily from within the 7th district.  

"I think it is a great validation that this remains a very competitive race," he said. "More important for me is it is a better validation that people in the community who have made contributions to support me recognize there needs to be a change."  


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