Dick Armey Quits Tea Party Group
In a move not publicly announced, former Rep. Dick Armey, the folksy conservative leader, has resigned as chairman of FreedomWorks. FreedomWorks is one of the main political outfits of the conservative movement and an instrumental force within the tea party. Armey tendered his resignation in an memo sent to Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks, on November 30. Armey was the former House majority leader who helped develop and promote the GOP's Contract with America in the 1990s.