Lodi resident Ricky Gill is one of 11 candidates to receive “contender” status by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Gill was named a “contender” because he reached fundraising and organizational benchmarks established by the congressional committee as part of its “Young Guns” program.
Young Guns are candidates determined by Republican officials to be prime candidates to win in November.
Gill is running against Democrat Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, and Republican John McDonald of Mountain House.
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