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  •  They're, ummm, running a deficit (16+ / 0-)

    Buzzfeed, 10/11/13:

    The tea party group FreedomWorks has fallen into dire financial straits, and was forced to take out a $1 million line of credit earlier this year, sources close to the organization told BuzzFeed. ...

    “This year I would say that an educated guess at where they’re [for fundraising] at is on the low end $3 million and on the high end $9 or 10 million,” said one former employee. Two sources with intimate knowledge of the financial situation at FreedomWorks said the organization had raised less than $2 million in the first quarter of 2013. ...

    The Senate Conservatives Fund is “sucking the oxygen out of the room when it comes to the primary election piece of what FreedomWorks used to do,” said one former employee. “And Heritage Action has grown tremendously as far as organizing the grassroots activists goes.”

    The article contains lots more laughs - like FreedomWorks paying Glenn Beck a million a year to talk them up, a senior exec getting access to all staff e-mail accounts to screen them for leaks to crack journo outfits like the Daily Caller, and an in-office micro brew beer bar.

    "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

    by KateCrashes on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 05:05:21 PM PDT

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