Washington (CNN) – A leading grassroots conservative organization and an influential fiscal conservative group say they're making final pushes Thursday to try and defeat House Speaker John Boehner's plan to reduce the nation's debt.
FreedomWorks says it's reaching out to its conservative allies in the House, including lawmakers and their staff, in the hours before the chamber is expected to hold a pivotal vote on the Republican Speaker's proposal.
Washington (CNN) – Will it spark an altercation between tea party activists and establishment Republicans?
On Monday, leaders and supporters of FreedomWorks - a major tea party sponsor - will make an unscheduled visit to the offices of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the group that helps elect Republicans to the Senate. And the activists will deliver a message to the NRSC: butt out of the Utah senate race.
Washington (CNN) – Sen. Orrin Hatch's re-election campaign says a leading grassroots conservative organization, that's calling on the longtime Republican senator from Utah to retire, is wasting their money.
"It's a curious decision by FreedomWorks considering Orrin Hatch agrees that a limited government is essential to rebuilding our country. If FreedomWorks is anxious to spend their money, why not put it into defeating Barack Obama in the Presidential race?" says Hatch campaign manager Dave Hansen in a statement to CNN.
Washington (CNN) - FreedomWorks is reaching out to its membership for guidance on which Republican candidates to endorse in next year's GOP Senate primary battles.
"We are determined to support the most fiscally conservative person who can help put a stop to the Obama/Reid big government agenda in Washington, DC. The most important part of this decision-making process is hearing from you, our hard-working, liberty-loving FreedomWorks members," says FreedomWorks Chairman and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, in an email to supporters.
(CNN) – Dick Armey wants Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to run for president.
The chairman of FreedomWorks, a national organization that provides much of the organization behind the tea party movement, tells CNN that "Mitch is exactly the kind of candidate that our folks across the country are looking for."
Washington (CNN) – Two long serving Republican senators who could face primary challenges from the right as they run for re-election next year both showed up Tuesday night at a reception held by a leading grassroots conservative organization.
Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah and Dick Lugar of Indiana separately attended the function, put on by FreedomWorks at their new headquarters, which is located just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol building.
Washington (CNN) - With the 2010 election's conclusion, conservative grass roots organizations like FreedomWorks are looking toward their next big hurdles– making sure elected officials keep their promises to reduce the deficit and lower taxes and, of course, winning big in the next major election in 2012.
As part of their effort to continue the conservative momentum which led Republicans to an unprecedented 60 seat gain to clinch the majority in the House of Representatives, FreedomWorks, founded by former Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey, is rolling out a new website aimed at empowering Tea Party-backed groups by providing supporters with the tools to connect with other local groups, find events and engage in discussions.
Baltimore, Maryland (CNN) – One of the top leaders of a conservative grassroots organization that helped elect Tea Party backed candidates in last week's midterm elections says now is the time to turn political promises into policy initiatives.
Matt Kibbe is president and CEO of FreedomWorks, a group that has organized many of the high profile Tea Party movement events over the past year and a half, and in this election cycle, the group poured millions of dollars into efforts to help elect many Tea Party backed Republican candidates for Congress.
Baltimore, Maryland (CNN) – Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey used a Friday news conference for FreedomWorks, his leading conservative grassroots organization, to speak out against talk of friction between Tea Party members and the Republican Party leadership heading into the next Congress.
"For everybody in the press who thinks they've discovered a conflict, I'm sorry you missed the boat. The conflict is on the other side of the aisle," Armey said at the press conference following a two-day FreedomWorks retreat.
(CNN) – A leading conservative grassroots organization that spent millions of dollars helping elect Tea Party backed candidates in the midterm elections is holding a two day retreat in Baltimore, Maryland Thursday and Friday for many of those soon to be congressional lawmakers.
FreedomWorks says the meetings, at a hotel in downtown Baltimore, will focus on what they call a "Tea Party legislators policy agenda for the 112th Congress."