WASHINGTON - The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that two Republican candidates from Illinois - Bob Dold and Mike Bost - have reached ‘Young Gun’ status, the top tier of the Committee’s three-level recruitment program.
"They both reached the third and final level by establishing a clear path to victory through their abilities to build a formidable campaign structure and achieve important goals and benchmarks," a statement from the NRCC said Monday morning.
"Our job as a committee is to help elect Republicans to office that will serve as an independent voice in Washington,” said NRCC Chairman Greg Walden. “Mike and Bob have met a series of rigorous goals that will put him in a position to win on Election Day and I look forward to working with him again in Congress.”
Bob Dold is a husband, and a father of three children. He owns and operates a small business, Rose Pest Solutions, located in Northfield. Bob was elected to Congress in 2010 to represent the 10th District of Illinois and was ranked as one of the most independent, bipartisan leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Mike Bost is an Illinois native and a lifelong resident of Murphysboro. He was elected to the Illinois State House in 1994, and has represented the 115th House District of Illinois for ten terms. Previously, Bost served in the United States Marine Corps for four years, and served as a firefighter for the Murphysboro Fire Department. Bost also worked in his family’s trucking business for 13 years, and rose from driver to manager in just a short time. Mike Bost and his wife Tracy life in Murphysboro, where they raised their three children, Steven, Kasey Fred and Kaitlin Rose. They have nine grandchildren.