FreedomWorks endorses Boehner ally's primary opponent

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"Bryan Smith is a strong fiscal conservative with close ties to the grassroots all across his district. He is not a career politician," FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe says in the endorsement. "Smith will be a roadblock for either party that tries to continue to spend us into a more debt.  Idahoans need a strong voice in Congress, and Bryan Smith is their man."

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 BoehnerDem drops out of race for Boehner's old seat Conservative allies on opposite sides in GOP primary fight Clinton maps out first 100 days MORE has already helped him with fundraising, and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) has helped him as well. 

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