Rep. Tim Murphy holds off Tea Party challenger

Feinberg got off to a good start, locking up the endorsements of his two former bosses, Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Rand Paul (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.

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