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June 27, 2013


Inside the Tea Party Civil War

The Washingtonian has a must-read piece on the unraveling of FreedomWorks, run by former Rep. Dick Armey (R-TX) and his behind-the-scenes strategist Matt Kibbe.

"Through their long crusade, the two had become as close as family, and Kibbe saw Armey as a father figure. But at the very moment that their small-government revolution was finally happening, Armey and Kibbe declared war on each other, dividing the FreedomWorks staff into opposing factions just weeks before the most important election of their lives. Employees scrambled to keep the infighting out of the press, fearing that the embarrassment would hurt Republicans at the ballot box, and they struggled to make sense of the rift."












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