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The Tea Party Radio Network
| KENNETH P. VOGEL and MACKENZIE WEINGER
Posted on 04/17/2014 10:48:08 PM PDT by scott55
Glenn Beck worked the crowd like a preacher at a rally this month in Louisville, Ky., declaring that God had responded to conservatives prayers by sending a slate of tea party candidates to wrest control of the Republican Party from Mitch McConnell. But there was a more earthly benefit to the arrangement that brought Beck to the rally. It was organized by the tea party nonprofit group FreedomWorks, which had endorsed the candidates and which has paid more than $6 million in recent years to have Beck promote the group, its initiatives and events.
TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; freedomworks; glennbeck; kennethpvogel; kennethvogel; louisville; mackenzieweinger; memebuilding; mitchmcconnell; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; politico; radiodemagogue; talkradio
A POLITICO review of filings with the Internal Revenue Service and Federal Election Commission, as well as interviews and reviews of radio shows, found that conservative groups spent nearly $22 million to broker and pay for involved advertising relationships known as sponsorships with a handful of influential talkers including Beck, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh between the first talk radio deals in 2008 and the end of 2012. Since then, the sponsorship deals have grown more lucrative and tea party-oriented, with legacy groups like The Heritage Foundation ending their sponsorships and groups like the Tea Party Patriots placing big ad buys
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/tea-party-radio-network-105774.html#ixzz2zDL69ZtQ
posted on 04/17/2014 10:48:09 PM PDT
“ Mark Levin: The Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity paid at least $757,000 primarily to sponsor his radio show a sponsorship that covered part of the 2012 cycle, when he joined David Koch and AFP president Tim Phillips in boosting Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. After AFP ended its sponsorship, Levin began doing ads for the Tea Party Patriots, touting its campaign to fire House Speaker John Boehner.
>>>”He also apologized for endorsing Hatch, whom some Tea Party Patriots leaders opposed.”<<<
posted on 04/17/2014 10:50:34 PM PDT
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