FreedomWorks backs incumbent members of Congress
March 17th, 2014
12:06 PM ET
9 months ago

FreedomWorks backs incumbent members of Congress

(CNN) - The political action committee for FreedomWorks, a grassroots conservative group known for backing tea party challengers, released a list Monday of incumbent lawmakers it's endorsing in this year's midterm elections.

In the Senate, the group backs third-term Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, who doesn't have a Republican challenger.
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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • FreedomWorks
Sessions on primary challenge: 'These things happen'
February 5th, 2014
04:31 PM ET
11 months ago

Sessions on primary challenge: 'These things happen'

(CNN) - A conservative activist who's challenging a top House Republican Wednesday landed an endorsement from a leading national tea party organization.

But that doesn't seem to be fazing the congressman, Rep. Pete Sessions.

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Filed under: FreedomWorks • House Republicans • Pete Sessions • Tea Party Express • Texas
FreedomWorks president: Boehner at risk of splitting caucus
December 4th, 2012
03:41 PM ET
2 years ago

FreedomWorks president: Boehner at risk of splitting caucus

(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner introduced the GOP's deficit-reduction proposal Monday, but not all Republicans are fully behind the offer–including the president of the conservative group FreedomWorks.

"I think (Boehner) is negotiating with himself," Matt Kibbe told CNN on Tuesday. "I wish Republicans would lay out a more substantial vision."
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • FreedomWorks • John Boehner
Armey resigns from conservative group FreedomWorks
December 3rd, 2012
10:52 PM ET
2 years ago

Armey resigns from conservative group FreedomWorks

(CNN) - Dick Armey, the chairman of the conservative tea party-aligned group FreedomWorks, has resigned his post, representatives of the group said on Monday.

Adam Brandon, the group's executive vice president, confirmed to CNN "that he did step down on Friday, and we wish him well."
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Filed under: Dick Armey • FreedomWorks
FreedomWorks to launch African-American outreach tour
Supporters attend a 2010 rally in Washington, D.C. organized by FreedomWorks.
September 26th, 2012
12:09 PM ET
2 years ago

FreedomWorks to launch African-American outreach tour

Washington (CNN) – Sometimes in politics, things are black and white – like the historically wide gulf between the black community and the conservative movement.
But a new effort by FreedomWorks, a conservative organization associated with the tea party movement, aims to change that. And a prominent African-African progressive activist says he thinks the outreach effort is premature, misguided and, therefore, not likely to be successful.

With an event Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh, FreedomWorks is launching its national "Black and White Tour," an explicit, unapologetic effort to lobby African-Americans on economic policy issues at the core of the agenda of many fiscal conservatives involved in tea party activism.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Colorado • Florida • FreedomWorks • Illinois • Indiana • Louisiana • Ohio • Pennsylvania • Utah • Virginia • Wisconsin
Tea party group aims for 'winning by building, building by winning'
FreedomWorks' Russ Walker shows activists a map of the "tea party belt," states where the movement has had success.
June 19th, 2012
07:34 AM ET
3 years ago

Tea party group aims for 'winning by building, building by winning'

Washington (CNN) - As it continues to ramp up its efforts for the 2012 election cycle, a national umbrella organization for the tea party movement readily admits its grassroots organizing strategy is borrowed from the left's political playbook.

"Whether they win or lose a campaign, an election, a fight of some kind - did they come out stronger than they went in?" is how Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks' director of state and federal campaigns, described the grassroots approach utilized by liberals.

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Filed under: 2012 • FreedomWorks • Tea Party
Group opposed to health care law delivers petitions to Congress
March 23rd, 2012
03:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Group opposed to health care law delivers petitions to Congress

Washington (CNN) - The conservative activist group FreedomWorks delivered to ranking congressional Democrats what it said are tens of thousands of pages of a petition signed by people opposed to the Affordable Care Act.

The signature health care reform plan from the Obama administration was enacted two years ago Friday, and next week faces a challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Filed under: Congress • FreedomWorks • Health care
Armey: Gingrich a lost cause for tea party base
February 5th, 2012
11:19 AM ET
3 years ago

Armey: Gingrich a lost cause for tea party base

(CNN) – Newt Gingrich is a one-state wonder who is unlikely to play out as the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney sought by some tea party activists, one of the movement's driving forces said Sunday.

“I don’t think Newt will be able to replicate that magic moment in South Carolina,” said Dick Armey, chairman of the conservative grassroots group FreedomWorks, on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Dick Armey • FreedomWorks • Newt Gingrich • TV-State of the Union
Tea party ups ante on super committee
November 17th, 2011
11:25 AM ET
3 years ago

Tea party ups ante on super committee

(CNN) - Members of the tea party movement are offering their response to the deficit reduction super committee in the form of proposed cuts and a committee hearing Thursday.

Elected officials will join over 200 tea party leaders from across the country for the "Tea Party Debt Commission joint hearing" to discuss spending cuts proposed by conservative activists, according to the grassroots FreedomWorks.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Deficit commission • Dick Armey • FreedomWorks • Tea Party movement
Tea Party group forms its own 'super committee'
September 21st, 2011
11:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Tea Party group forms its own 'super committee'

Washington (CNN) - As the congressional "super committee" works in Washington to cut America's federal debt, a panel of tea party activists will meet at a Denny's restaurant in Orlando to propose their own debt solutions.

The gathering, convened by the large conservative political group FreedomWorks, will meet Sept. 23, coinciding with the Florida Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual meeting of right-leaning politicians.
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Filed under: Florida • FreedomWorks • Tea Party
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