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Jeff Perry remains the best GOP chance to pick up a congressional seat in Massachusetts this year, as the Republican Party aparatus adds him to the list of national races worth investing in!

Candidates Corner: The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced that Jeff Perry, the GOP’s candidate for Congress in the 10th Congressional District, has reached “Young Gun” status, the premiere level of its three-tiered Young Guns program. By advancing to the program's top tier, Perry has proven his ability to build a winning campaign and achieve substantial fundraising goals.

He's not the only Republican in a position to take a seat in the state this year, but his is an open seat, which gives him an obvious advantage. And both congressional seats in New Hampshire should be returning to Red Status.

The other two New England young guns – Charlie Bass and Frank Guinta - are in Congressional races in New Hampshire, according the committee's website.

The "young gun" status should mean more national money coming into the 10th Congressional race, Perry told Howie Carr last night.

Perry's is one of six contests that the GOP is adding to its list of candidates worth spending on.

It’s a sign of the NRCC’s growing confidence, but also an attempt to stretch the resources of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee by widening the playing field beyond the top tier of competitive races.

  Now there's a sign of a party that's well positioned.

There are signs that the NRCC will continue in its effort to expand the playing field beyond the widely-acknowledged top targets: POLITICO has learned that the committee has begun polling in 15 additional districts as it searches for fresh signs of Democratic vulnerability.