Republicans continue to capitalize on 'McCutcheon' ruling

Michael Beckel

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched a second super-sized joint fundraising committee — one that wouldn't have been legal prior to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision — to funnel cash toward GOP candidates running in some of the nation's most hotly contested House races.

The new jumbo joint fundraising committee, formally known as Young Guns Day II 2014, will serve as a fundraising conduit for the NRCC and 11 GOP candidates who were recently named to the top tier party's "Young Guns" program, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of documents filed with the Federal Election Commission.

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These 11 Republican candidates are:

The "Young Guns" program was founded during the 2008 cycle by Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va.; Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.; and Paul Ryan, R-Wis. It assists challengers and candidates for open seat House races who have met certain fundraising goals.

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