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Despite Nearly $1M FreedomWorks Smear Campaign, Hatch Wins Primary In Landslide

FreedomWorks for America, the super PAC for former Rep. Dick Armey’s (R-TX) FreedomWorks USA, invested more than $942,000 on independent expenditures aimed at defeating Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) and instead nominating former state senator Dan Liljenquist for his seat. In Tuesday’s Utah Republican primary, Hatch won renomination, winning by a two-to-one landslide. The party backed Hatch for a seventh term, despite FreedomWorks for America’s attack ads smearing Hatch for his votes for the same debt limit increases that Armey himself had supported.

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