Articles Tagged 'freedomworks'

FreedomWorks endorsement shift shakes up Nebraska GOP Senate primary

FreedomWorks on Friday withdrew its endorsement of Shane Osborn in Nebraska’s Republican Senate primary, saying he has turned his back on grassroots Republicans and is now tied to the GOP establishment, and announced they were instead backing Ben Sasse. The move is a major blow to Mr. Osborn, whose campaign earlier this month told The Washington Times that FreedomWorks’ endorsement… READ MORE

No clear-cut leader in Nebraska Republican primary

Tea party and conservative groups have been able to pick a clear favorite in most of this year’s Senate GOP primaries — but that’s not the case in Nebraska, where four candidates, all claiming conservative bragging rights, are running. It’s a contest that has produced a fascinating split of major political figures and key interest groups, in a race conservatives… READ MORE

FreedomWorks head: Neb. GOP primary a ‘win’

FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe doesn’t seem to mind whether the group’s endorsed candidate makes it through the Nebraska Senate Republican primary. The group has endorsed former state Treasurer Shane Osborn in the competitive GOP primary to replace retiring Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), splitting away from a number of other national conservative groups and lawmakers, who have backed Midland University President… READ MORE

FreedomWorks under fire for ‘Retire Mitch’ signs in Kentucky

by Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill
February 19, 2014

A group supporting Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) primary challenger is facing backlash from Kentuckians for blanketing parts of the state in anti-McConnell signage. FreedomWorks, which has endorsed businessman Matt Bevin in the primary race, has been asked by local government officials in Louisville to take down what one official says are “hundreds” of “Retire Mitch” signs posted all over Jefferson… READ MORE

Rebels With a Cause: Grass-Roots Conservatives Outraise Establishment in Battle for GOP

Grass-roots groups seeking a conservative Republican Party are raking in more money than establishment GOP organizations in what is shaping up as a big-bucks struggle… READ MORE

FreedomWorks backs McConnell challenger in Kentucky

Conservative superPac FreedomWorks has endorsed the primary challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the upcoming Republican primary in Kentucky. The Louisville Courtier Journal reported that tea party group would spend as much as $500,000 helping businessman and political newcomer Matt Bevin against Mr. McConnell in the Republican primary in May. FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe told the newspaper that… READ MORE

FreedomWorks: McConnell can’t win general election

by Alexandra Jaffe - The Hill
January 16, 2014
FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe says Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may not be able to win his general election fight, and signaled an openness to backing his primary challenger, Matt Bevin. Speaking to The Hill on Wednesday, Kibbe said the group, known for backing conservative insurgents in Republican primaries, is currently in the middle of assessing the race and polling its… READ MORE

Boehner lashes at conservative groups: ‘They’ve lost all credibility’

by Russell Berman - The Hill
December 12, 2013

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) lit into conservative activist groups for a second straight day, saying they have “lost all credibility” by attacking a bipartisan budget… READ MORE

Activists Protest RNC Rules Change

by Julie Ershadi, Roll Call
April 17, 2013
Conservative activists protested the Republican National Committee Monday for approving rules guiding the presidential primary process. Forty protestors with FreedomWorks, a conservative campaign organization, waited outside the RNC’s doors for an hour as security guards denied entry. Jacqueline Bodnar, a media coordinator for FreedomWorks, was eventually allowed to enter the building. She carried a stack of paper she said contained… READ MORE

After 2012 setbacks, Tea Party struggles over need for inside influence

by Alexandra Jaffe - The Hill
December 20, 2012

The Tea Party movement is reevaluating its priorities after a disappointing election cycle and conservative Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) abrupt departure from the Senate. Former… READ MORE

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