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FreedomWorks’ super PAC has received only $1,050 in direct contributions from Utahns. But it’s impossible to know how much money Utahns might have donated to its parent organization, which doesn’t have to disclose donors but can shift their money to its super PAC.

Liljenquist is amazed at the amount of money spent on the campaign so far, and said that while he "appreciates the intentions" of FreedomWorks, he wishes all of the outside groups would get out of the race and spend their money elsewhere.

At a glance

Outside spending

Super PACs and political nonprofits have spent more than $1.5 million on Utah’s Senate race so far, with most of it supporting Sen. Orrin Hatch.

FreedomWorks (Opposes Hatch) » $649,000

Freedom Path (Supports Hatch) » $571,000

American Action Network (Supports Hatch) » $200,000

American College of Radiology Association (Supports Hatch) » $77,000

NRA (Supports Hatch) » $13,500

Strong Utah (Supports Hatch) » $8,000

Source: FEC, Freedom Path, American Action Network

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"My preference is that both FreedomWorks and Freedom Path get out of the way," Liljenquist said. "This is a stage where we can make the case to 4,000 people directly and we think it should be a positive case," he said, referring to Republican delegates.

Hatch has made a similar plea, but the candidates are not going to get their wish. Not only is FreedomWorks vowing to move ahead, but Freedom Path just released its latest ad, a television spot touting the role Hatch and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, have played in promoting a balanced budget amendment.

The delegates will gather April 21 for the state Republican Convention. If one candidate gets 60 percent or more of the delegate vote, he’ll claim the GOP nomination. If not, the top two will face off in a June primary election.


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