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FreedomWorks Chief Leaving to Promote Rand Paul for President


One of the nation’s most-high profile activists in the conservative and Tea Party movement is turning his efforts to getting Rand Paul elected president.

Matt Kibbe is stepping down from his post as president of FreedomWorks to help run a super PAC raising money for the Kentucky senator. The political action committee, called Concerned American Voters, is separate from the official Paul campaign.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, accompanied by lead counsel, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, right, and FreedomWorks Director Matt Kibbe, speaks to reporters in front of federal court in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Claiming the Obama administration is violating Americans’ constitutional rights, Sen. Rand Paul and a conservative political group are filing a lawsuit over the National Security Agency’s surveillance program. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) AP Photo/Charles Dharapak Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. accompanied by former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, right, and FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe, in front of federal court in Washington, Feb. 12, 2014. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

“One in a while, you discover a presidential candidate who has the potential to change the political conversation, to elevate key issues in voters’ minds, and disrupt and transform a tired Republican brand,” Kibbe said in a statement. “Once in a lifetime, maybe, you will have an opportunity to support a transformative candidate who can do all of these things, and win.”

Kibbe is the author of the 2014 book, “Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto.” Paul is the Republican candidate most widely identified with libertarians.

FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon told TheBlaze, "If Rand Paul wins the White House, I suspect Matt will go with him. If not, he always has a home at FreedomWorks."

Concerned American Voters reportedly has 40 full-time paid staffers in Iowa, where the first presidential caucus will be held. Jeff Frazee, executive director of Young Americans for Liberty, is president of the super PAC.

(H/T: Fox News)

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