Washington (CNN) – Three leading House Republicans will release a new book entitled "Young Guns" in September, publisher Simon & Schuster announced Monday.
The book is jointly written by House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Virginia; Republican Chief Deputy Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-California; and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, according to Brad Dayspring, who is acting as part-time publicist and spokesman for all three lawmakers as they release their new book.
In a phone interview with CNN, Dayspring described "Young Guns" as "a complimentary effort to many that are already under way to promote conservative candidates, layout a conservative Republican agenda and describe a positive narrative for the 2010 election."
The term "young guns" was used in the fall of 2007 by the Weekly Standard's Fred Barnes to describe Cantor and other up-and-coming House Republicans under the age of 45. The term was subsequently used as the title of a program founded by Cantor, McCarthy, and Ryan during the 2007-2008 election cycle to help identify conservative leaders. Rep. Pete Sessions, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, adopted the "Young Guns" program and it is now a formal NRCC program to recruit candidates and provide training to House Republicans, according to information available on the NRCC website.
The book "Young Guns" will be released in mid-September, according to Simon & Schuster. Cantor, McCarthy, and Ryan each author three chapters in the book, Dayspring said. The book looks back, addresses the last 18 months under the Obama administration and a Democratically-controlled Congress, and then describes a way forward in terms of candidates and policy prescriptions, Dayspring also told CNN.