FreedomWorks is the second major group to lend Smith their support — the deep-pocketed Club for Growth is also backing him.
Simpson has faced conservative opposition in the past, though this is the first time he's had to deal with a well-funded challenger. He isn't without allies, however. BoehnerJohn BoehnerFormer House leader Bob Michel, a person and politician for the ages Former House GOP leader Bob Michel dies at 93 Keystone pipeline builder signs lobbyist MORE has already helped him with fundraising, and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) has helped him as well.