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Established: 2004
Phone: +1 (202) 783-3870
Address: 111 K Street NE Suite 600 Washington, DC 20002
Website: Website
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FreedomWorks is a 501(c)(4) political advocacy organization spun off from Citizens for a Sound Economy in 2004. [1] It played a significant role in the Tea Party movement in the aftermath of the Great Recession. [2] [3]

Dick Armey, former Republican Majority Leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, was the organization's long-time chairman. Matt Kibbe, a libertarian Republican, was the founding President. Allegedly, the two eventually had a falling out in 2012. Armey allegedly attempted to oust Kibbe, including the alleged use of firearms to forcibly escort Kibbe out of the building. The alleged conflict eventually ended with Armey leaving the organization with a large financial golden parachute and Kibbe taking control. With Kibbe at the helm apart from Armey, FreedomWorks's messaging became a lot more overtly anti-establishment. [4] [5]

Kibbe left FreedomWorks in 2015 to run a super PAC backing Rand Paul's 2016 campaign for President of the United States. [6] [7]