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Ozzie DeFaria was already on Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Out of Touch) radar. Now, the RNC and Congressional Republicans have noticed the DeFaria campaign. Reports say the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) will recognize DeFaria as a Republican “Young Gun”.

As a “young gun”, DeFaria will have access to increased support from the RNC and national GOP sources. This program was created by Reps. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Eric Cantor (R-VA) and headed up by Rep Pete Sessions (R-TX).

DeFaria, a Weston businessman, has raised more than $200,000 in his bid to win the CD-20 seat currently held by DWS.

The Sun-Sentinel posted this comment from Rep. Pete Sessions:

“’We are looking forward to working with Ozzie deFaria, who has already proven himself by meeting rigorous benchmarks in the ‘Young Guns’ program that will position his campaign for victory,’ U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee said in a statement.

‘Ozzie deFaria’s dedication and experience enables him to advocate effectively for pro-growth policies and fight the failed status quo in Washington. This will stand in stark contrast to the Obama-Pelosi-Wasserman Schultz record of spending, borrowing and taxing that Florida families and small businesses know has failed,'”
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The DeFaria campaign released this statement:

“‘I would like to thank Chairman Sessions and the National Republican Congressional Committee for putting me ‘on the radar.’ I am focused on waging an aggressive campaign against Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the ineffective, job-killing policies she promotes. Wasserman Schultz takes her reelection for granted, declaring that Barack Obama’s campaign is her number one priority – all while our National Deficit skyrockets and thousands of South Floridians remain out of work. I am confident that in 2012, South Floridians will pick a jobs creator over a jobs killer,'”