From Roll Call comes word about the 7th district congressional race between Republican state Sen. David Rouzer and Democratic incumbent Mike McIntyre. Rouzer is among the group of eight referenced below.

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced today that eight GOP House candidates are one step closer to earning the committee’s top-tier Young Guns status.

Those eight candidates progressed to the Contender level, the third step in the four-step Young Guns program. The candidates must meet district-specific benchmarks to move through the program, which gives fundraising and infrastructure assistance.