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Feinberg got off to a good start, locking up the endorsements of his two former bosses, Sens. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnPension insolvency crisis only grows as Congress sits on its hands Paul Ryan should realize that federal earmarks are the currency of cronyism Republicans in Congress shouldn't try to bring back earmarks MORE (R-Okla.) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP senator: Democratic opposition to Pompeo 'driven 100 percent by politics' Pompeo lacks votes for positive vote on panel CIA declassifies memo on nominee's handling of interrogation tapes MORE (R-Ky.). But he struggled mightily at fundraising, having only $80,000 cash on hand as of April.

The deep-pocketed, fiscally conservative Club for Growth and the Campaign for Primary Accountability, which targets incumbents, both went after Murphy early on, but they backed down when it became clear he’d win the race.