The National Republican Congressional Committee has moved 11 more candidates to “Young Guns” status, a designation for top-performing candidates.

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The 11 have reached the final tier of a three-tier training and development program meant to groom strong GOP House candidates. It’s the second round of “Young Gun” candidates the committee has announced, bringing the total number to hit that top-tier designation to 21.

“Candidates that reach ‘Young Gun’ status have met a series of rigorous goals that will put them in position to win on Election Day,” said NRCC Chairman Greg Walden (Ore.) in a statement. "Our job as a committee is to help elect Republicans to office that will serve as a check and balance on the Obama administration. These 11 candidates will fight to stop the harmful consequences of ObamaCare, grow the economy, and get Washington’s spending under control.”

Many of the new crop of Young Guns are in top-targeted races and just made it through tough primary fights, like Tom MacArthur, the newly-minted GOP nominee for retiring Rep. Jon Runyan’s (R-N.J.) seat. Other candidates in that same vein include Rick Allen, challenging Rep. John BarrowJohn BarrowOur democracy can’t afford to cut legal aid services from the budget Dem files Ethics complaint on Benghazi panel Barrow thanks staff in farewell speech MORE (D-Ga.); Doug Ose, running against Rep. Ami BeraAmi BeraRepublicans look for California House wins in 2018 midterms NRCC uses digital ads to target California Dems who opposed Water Act bill Dems, not trusting Trump, want permanent ObamaCare fix MORE (D-Calif.) and Carl DeMaio, challenging Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.).

The committee also named Brian Nestande, challenging Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.); Dan Logue, challenging Rep. John GaramendiJohn Garamendi.6 billion for a wall? Let’s spend it on a sure thing instead: the Coast Guard Coast Guard OKs kayakers on river near Trump's Virginia golf course Dems blast river closure aimed at protecting Trump while golfing MORE (D-Calif.); Jeff Gorell, challenging Rep. Julia BrownleyJulia BrownleyFive celebrities running for office Time for Congress to support drone federalism to benefit the nation Antonio Sabato Jr. to run for Congress in California MORE (D-Calif.); Darlene Senger, running against Illinois Democratic Rep. Bill FosterBill FosterHouse GOP’s new challengers: Scientists mulling campaigns Dems crowd primaries to challenge GOP reps Lawmakers talk climate for Earth Day, Science March MORE; former Rep. Bobby Schilling, challenging Rep. Cheri BustosCheri BustosEconomy-focused Dems headlining Iowa fundraiser Dems to unveil ‘better deal’ messaging campaign Monday Lawmakers send well-wishes to Scalise on Twitter MORE (D-Ill.); and Pedro Celis, challenging Rep. Suzan DelBeneSuzan DelBeneDems on tax reform outreach: Talk is cheap Surveillance reform déjà vu Congress must stop soft ‘earmarking’ in Pentagon spending bill MORE (D-Wash.). All but Ruiz, Brownley and Bustos are largely considered safe at this point in the cycle.

The NRCC also notably gave a nod to Alex Mooney, the conservative pick for Rep. Shelley Moore CapitoShelley Moore CapitoNo. 2 Senate Republican backs McConnell in Trump fight The fight to protect the Affordable Care Act isn’t over Will Congress preserve monopoly power for healthcare lobbyists? MORE’s (R-W.Va.) seat, who defeated the establishment choice in his primary and has been considered by Republicans a possibly weaker candidate in the general election against former West Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Nick Casey.