Published On: Tue, Oct 15th, 2013

John Cornyn’s 2014 re-election campaign led by Brendan Steinhauser, part of attack on FreedomWorks

Dick Armey left FreedomWorks with a huge payout ($8 million) in 2012 in the wake of the election, leaving the group fractured and the details in shadows…until now.

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck started the week by outing Mitch McConnell for targeting FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservative Funds, calling Senators connected to these groups ‘traitorous.’ Now Beck recounted on Thursday the details of the FreedomWorks coup.

Armey and founder Matt Kibbe didn’t just “bump heads,” as Kibbe and VP Adam Brandon were led out of the building at one point and the Republican Party was allegedly taking charge, tightening their grip over the organization. (here is what made the press)  

Here’s the description back in December 2012:

In early September, Armey marched into FreedomWorks’s office with his wife, his executive assistant, and an unidentified man with a gun. Matt Kibbe, the group’s president, and Adam Brandon, its senior vice president, were “promptly escorted” out of the building.

 Steinhauser has landed with Cornyn, who recently talked about FreedomWorks instigating ‘Republican on Republican violence’, but appears to be more aligned with big government GOP members (like Armey) than the Tea Party candidates (Ted Cruz, Rand Paul.)

Money...Money....Follow the money to find the motivations of your candidates photo /tyler eugene wilson

Money…Money….Follow the money to find the motivations of your candidates
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According to Roll Call, Max Pappas, the former vice president for public policy and government affairs, and campaigns director Brendan Steinhauser left with Armey and Steinhauser landed on the John Cornyn campaign.


Upon the hiring, FreedomWorks was quick to separate themselves from Steinhauser (read more here) stating:

While Steinhauser did field work for the super PAC in support of Cruz (R-Texas), he did not lead the effort, the group says — super PAC officials Russ Walker and Ryan Hecker did.

“As a 501 (c3) and (c4) employee, Brendan Steinhauser was not involved in the decision to endorse Ted Cruz early in the Texas Republican primary,” FreedomWorks said in a statement. The group says it was obligated to make the distinction, and called for Cornyn’s campaign to correct its statement.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/freedomworks-denies-john-cornyn-portrayal-94278.html#ixzz2hRja8gTp

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