Republicans on Tuesday promoted Rep. Alan Grayson's (D-Fla.) challenger to the top level of their candidate assistance program. Florida Republican Daniel Webster is now considered a "Young Gun."

The former state Senate majority leader, who is 61 years old, was one of six candidates to gain promotion this week.

"Fifty-two candidates have earned Young Gun status, which is more than enough seats needed to take back the majority," Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), the National Republican Congressional Committee’s recruitment chairman, said in a statement.

Florida Republican Steve Southerland, who's challenging Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.), was also promoted Tuesday.