CD-7 Republican candidate Joe Coors may not be a beer — or a yacht or pile of money — but he is one of the National Republican Campaign Committee’s “Young Guns,” according to a press release issued by the NRCC on Friday. Coors’ acceptance into the competitive GOP program is made all the more remarkable by the fact that he’s 70 years old, giving the term “young” a whole new meaning.
In fact, the septuagenarian’s hip new label has attracted some additional national attention to the race.
Unfortunately for Coors, however, that attention focuses more on the novelty of his age than his candidacy as a whole.
From The Atlantic’s David Graham:
Just because you’re a Young Gun doesn’t mean you have to be young.
Take Joe Coors, one of the 10 candidates just added to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Young Gun list, a group of candidates the NRCC hopes to propel into office. The candidate for Colorado’s 7th district has never held elected office before; he is also 70 years old and has eight grandchildren. (He’s also not a beer.)
Overall, the average age of the latest group of Young Guns is 52 years old.
Which makes you wonder: how old would the average age of the group be without Joe Coors?
(Cross posted from Jeffco Pols)