FreedomWorks to Protest Romney in NH

Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 11:59 AM

By Andra Varin

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FreedomWorks says it is pulling out of the Tea Party Express’ “Reclaiming America” tour over its decision to highlight Mitt Romney as a speaker in New Hampshire.

The Republican presidential hopeful will be met by protesters from FreedomWorks and local tea party activists when he campaigns in New Hampshire on Sunday, FreedomWorks said Tuesday.

The group, which recruits volunteers to fight for less government and lower taxes, said it considered the former Massachusetts governor an inappropriate choice as featured speaker at a Reclaiming America stop in Concord, N.H.

“After months of distancing himself from the tea party, suddenly Mitt Romney wants to be one of us,” FreedomWorks said on its website.

The Washington-based organization, chaired by former House Leader Dick Armey, said it would hold a news conference Sunday afternoon to protest Romney’s participation in the Tea Party Express tour and a speech earlier in the day by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah.

“Mitt Romney and Orrin Hatch have actively and consistently supported expanding the role of government through government-run health care, Wall Street bailouts and spending hikes. Those positions are unacceptable to the tea party principles of lower taxes, less government and more freedom,” said Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks. “For these reasons, we have decided to end our participation in the Reclaiming America tour.”

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