Dick Armey: Don't admit to being in Tea Party

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    Dick Armey: Avoid 'tea party' label, MSNBC - Kenneth P. Vogel - POLITICO.com


    By KENNETH P. VOGEL | 6/16/10 2:59 PM EDT
    Updated: 6/16/10 3:56 PM EDT

    Republican candidates popular with tea party activists should refrain from self-identifying as tea party candidates — and also should stay off MSNBC, Dick Armey said Wednesday.

    The former House majority leader, who has emerged as a leading figure within the tea party movement as head of the nonprofit group FreedomWorks told reporters at a lunch sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, that candidates who call themselves tea party leaders are opening themselves up for more negative scrutiny from hostile media outlets, and he singled out MSNBC as a leading antagonist of the tea party movement and its favored candidates. <more>

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