The Tea Party movement gained national attention for their unified protests against big government. But the movement itself is far from a cohesive, organized body of supporters.
FreedomWorks is credited as the front group behind the Tea Party protests. It is run by former Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey and draws its origins from the think-tank Citizens for a Sound Economy, founded by David Koch. This summer FreedomWorks supported the efforts of both the Tea Party Patriots and the Tea Party Express.