01/04/2013 11:32 am ET Updated Mar 06, 2013

FreedomWorks' Internal Documents Leak, Show Tea Party Group's Reliance On Wealthy Donors

FreedomWorks, the national conservative group that helped launch the tea party movement, sells itself as a genuine grassroots operation, and for years, it has battled accusations of "astroturfing"--posing as a populist organization while doing the bidding of big-money donors. Yet internal documents obtained by Mother Jones show that FreedomWorks has indeed become dependent on wealthy individual donors to finance its growing operation.

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