FreedomWorks: Fight Against Orrin Hatch, For Tea Party Senate Goes On
A Tea Party group, under fire for its work in the Utah Republican Senate caucuses last week, is pledging to continue fighting to oust Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and to play a role in other Senate races.
Washington-based FreedomWorks for America said that it plans to press on with the effort to replace Hatch with former Utah state Sen. Dan Liljenquist (R), while also helping Tea Party candidates win U.S. Senate nominations in Indiana, Texas and Nebraska, among other states.
"I think the Tea Party movement is stronger this year," said Ryan Hecker, who works on campaign initiatives for the group. "In key states, we are working for conservatives. This is a turning-point year to retake the Senate majority."