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Armey resigns from conservative group FreedomWorks

Armey resigns from conservative group FreedomWorks
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POSTED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 9:59am

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 1:36pm

(CNN) -- Dick Armey, the chairman of the conservative tea party-aligned group FreedomWorks, has resigned his post, representatives of the group said on Monday.

Adam Brandon, the group's executive vice president, confirmed to CNN "that he did step down on Friday, and we wish him well."

"Obviously the elections didn't go the way we wanted," Brandon said. "But we are focused on the learning the lessons on what we need to better heading into 2013."

Mother Jones, which first reported the resignation, reported Armey said in an interview that the group's leadership was "taking a direction I thought was unproductive."

"Obviously I was not happy with the election results," he said, according to Mother Jones. "We might've gotten better results if we had gone in a different direction. But it isn't that I got my nose out of line because we should've done better."

CNN was unable to contact Armey for comment.

Officials say while Armey was pretty clear on having differences about the management of the organization that FreedomWorks has "never been stronger."

Armey is a former House majority leader who represented Texas in the U.S. House from 1985 to 2002. He co-authored in 2010 the book "Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto" with FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe.

He urged publicly for Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to enter the presidential race and his group was no fan of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's candidacy.

In an e-mail published by Mother Jones, Armey requests the group remove his endorsement from their materials, give him passwords to social media accounts bearing his name, and "deliver the copy of my official congressional portrait to my home in Texas."

-- -- CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.

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Dick Armey has always been a self serving load of crap. Bet he received millions of $ from the low wage earners he conned into his and the t-party's idiotic way of thinking.

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