"The point today is to raise money so she can communicate her message in the fall," Chaffetz said. "She's doing a much better job than I ever did at raising money."
Hatch, who won his first primary battle in 36 years earlier this summer, said Love is in for a tough fight.
"It's not going to be easy for her to beat Jim Matheson, who virtually everybody likes, including me," the senator said. But if she wins, Hatch predicted Love will be a "superstar" in Congress.
Matheson said the big names in the GOP coming to Utah to help Love's campaign make her beholden to the national party. The six-term 2nd District congressman said that's not what Utah voters want.
"I'm real confident that whether people are Democrats or Republicans or independents, they are looking for my approach to the job," Matheson said. "I think I'm a voice for reason and a constructive voice and they want someone who's going to be that way."
Contributing: Richard Piatt
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