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  •  Cancer Center Donor (1+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat

    Laura, you stated -
    " ... only to have the coup reversed through millions funneled through secret "corporations" by a donor whose business is for-profit cancer treatment"

    It's no "secret" who the donor was ...

    "The coup lasted all of six days. By Sept. 10, Armey was gone — with a promise of $8 million — and the five ousted employees were back. The force behind their return was Richard J. Stephenson, a reclusive Illinois millionaire who has exerted increasing control over one of Washington’s most influential conservative grass-roots organizations.

    Stephenson, the founder of the for-profit Cancer Treatment Centers of America and a director on the FreedomWorks board, agreed to commit $400,000 per year over 20 years in exchange for Armey’s agreement to leave the group."

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