NRCC Names Kristin Gaspar “Young Gun”

(San Diego, Calif.) – San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Kristin Gaspar has been named a “Young Gun” by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).  Gaspar is running to succeed Darrell Issa, who announced his retirement earlier this year.

The Young Guns program recognizes candidates who have built strong campaign organizations that demonstrate their competitive strength heading into the November election.  Gaspar has raised more than $260,000 in just two months and earned the endorsements of Orange County Congressman Ed Royce and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

“There’s no question Supervisor Gaspar is the strongest candidate to hold this seat for the Republican majority,” said campaign advisor Jason Roe.  “While other candidates have been safely elected and reelected in non-competitive Republican seats, Supervisor Gaspar has defeated Democrats in tough seats and in tough elections.”

Gaspar was elected to the Board of Supervisors by defeating an incumbent Democrat in a seat Hillary Clinton carried by 20 points.  Her victory was the first time an incumbent supervisor was defeated in 32 years.  She was elected to the City Council and as Mayor in Encinitas, a coastal city with a Democratic majority.

“Supervisor Gaspar is a conservative with crossover appeal, something no other candidate in the race has,” continued Roe.  “If conservatives are serious about winning, Kristin Gaspar is the candidate who can win in November and make this a solid Republican seat again.”

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Jason Roe