The NRCC has added former Arizona state Sen.
Jonathan Paton to its Young Guns program.
Paton, who is challenging Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), has
joined the first of three stages of the program -- on the radar.
"Jonathan is an
accomplished, independent leader who will fight to put Arizonans
work," NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) said in a statement.
Paton is the second candidate in the primary who has made joined the program. Iraq veteran Jesse Kelly is also at the on-the-radar stage.