Release Date Set for GOP ‘Young Guns’ Book

Posted August 4, 2010 at 11:18am

A new book written by a trio of young Republican House leaders will be released on Sept. 14, according to an announcement Wednesday from the publisher.

In the book, “Young Guns,” Minority Whip Eric Cantor (Va.), Chief Deputy Minority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.) outline a set of solutions that they believe will help create jobs and “maximize individual freedom.”

The three lawmakers founded the National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Guns” candidate program in the 2007-2008 election cycle.

“Led by a new generation of young and energetic conservative leaders and candidates, Republicans are committed to restoring the public’s trust in our ability to lead as responsible adults,” Cantor said in a statement.

Ryan, the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, said in a statement that the Republican Party has learned from past missteps and is ready to lead.

“We must rededicate ourselves to our exceptional nation’s timeless principles — individual liberty, free enterprise, equal opportunity, limited government, government by consent of the governed — and apply these principles to meet the challenges of the day,” he said.

McCarthy added, “I am hopeful that as people read the story of this often difficult journey, they will see that we not only have listened to the American people but that we are ready to lead and ready to serve.”

The book is a separate project from America Speaking Out, a House Republican agenda initiative launched in May and led by McCarthy.

The final version of the GOP agenda is also scheduled for a September release date.

“America Speaking Out is an official agenda project of the Republican Conference,” said Brad Dayspring, a publicist for the book. “The ‘Young Guns’ book is something entirely different. It is a complementary effort to many already under way to focus on a new generation of conservative candidates and leaders and describe a long-term conservative vision.”