Freedom Path, the super PAC supporting Orrin Hatch's bid for another term in Washington says they have raised more than $1 million so far.
There are no financial filings with the FEC as of yet for the group. In an email conversation with UtahPolicy, Scott Bensing, Executive Director for Freedom Path, says they've gone above the 7-figure mark in fundraising so far.
Bensing is a Nevada-based political consultant who served as Executive Director of the national Republican Senatorial Committee. He was also the first chief of staff to Nevada Senator John Ensign.
As UtahPolicy reported earlier, the group has spent nearly $300,000 on television ads in Utah supporting Hatch and slamming his opponents.
It's unclear who is funding the group. Since Freedom Path is a 501c4 organization, the names of donors cannot be released.
By federal rules, the group is not permitted to coordinate with the Hatch campaign.
FreedomWorks for America, the super PAC from Freedom Works is making independent expenditures opposing Hatch's campaign. They recently sent a 44-page booklet to Utahns making the case against Hatch. The group says they spent $67,000 on the mailing.
Bensing says Freedom Path is only operating in Utah as of now, with no plans to expand to other states. However, he does say Freedom Path "expects to be active in Utah for some time."