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 BeraDems, not trusting Trump, want permanent ObamaCare fix Independent investigation into Russian interference needed House Democrats identify vulnerable incumbents for 2018 cycle 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 GaramendiDefense bill would limit implementation of nuclear arms treaty with Russia California air force base: Active shooter was false alarm Can Congress establish a backup for GPS before it's too late? MORE (D-Calif.); Jeff Gorell, challenging Rep. Julia BrownleyJulia BrownleyAntonio Sabato Jr. to run for Congress in California Dems react to Flynn's request for immunity: 'Where there's smoke, there's fire' Lawmakers press Mattis on Marines nude photo scandal 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 BustosLawmakers send well-wishes to Scalise on Twitter Dem lawmaker: Time for new generation of leadership Members jam with Wynonna Judd, Keith Urban at Grammys on the Hill MORE (D-Ill.); and Pedro Celis, challenging Rep. Suzan DelBeneSuzan DelBeneWhen can law enforcement access data stored abroad? Only Congress can tell Overnight Tech: Twitter execs divided over Trump | Group asks FCC to delete fake net neutrality comments | Zuckerberg tells Harvard grads to fight 'forces of authoritarianism' Dem lawmakers: Let's explore benefits for gig economy workers 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 CapitoSanders to headline 'Don't Take Our Health Care' bus tour The Hill's Whip List: Senate ObamaCare repeal bill What’s in the Senate healthcare bill 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.