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 BoehnerRyan has little margin for error in Speaker vote Top Lobbyists 2016: Hired Guns The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE has already helped him with fundraising, and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R) has helped him as well.