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 BoehnerAn anti-government ideologue like Mulvaney shouldn't run OMB Boehner endorses DeVos for Education secretary Trump, House GOP could clash over 'Buy America' MORE has already helped him with fundraising, and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) has helped him as well.