FreedomWorks Endorses Liljenquist (Updated)
The free-market-advocacy group FreedomWorks has endorsed Dan Liljenquist in his challenge to Senator Orrin Hatch. In a press release, the group announces its support of the former Utah state senator:
“Dan Liljenquist is an energetic fiscal conservative who will take a leading role in spending cuts and the repeal of ObamaCare from day one,” commented Russ Walker, National Political Director for FreedomWorks for America.
“We have been working with Utah conservatives since last May to elect the strongest and most consistent advocate for conservative economic policy, and Dan has proven himself to be the man for the job. He will be a great addition to support fellow Utah Senator Mike Lee expanding the conservative coalition in the Senate.”
On the homepage, I have a profile of Liljenquist. You can read it here.
UPDATE: A source favorable to Hatch sends this AP story:
Based on media reports from around the state and postings on Twitter from caucus attendees, many attendees were frustrated by the tea party-affiliated group FreedomWorks, which spent more than $600,000 on advertising attacking Hatch. That could pose a problem for Liljenquist, because many people associate him with the group.