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Podcast: Americans for Prosperity's Erik Telford and PR Strategist Jim Eltringham

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A few weeks ago, former Majority Leader Dick Armey, who also heads the conservative organization FreedomWorks, joined me on the podcast.

During our conversation, Armey told me that FreedomWorks and The Club for Growth "have a very good working relationship," but said that another conservative grassroots group, Americans for Prosperity, "quite frankly, just simply doesn't do much."

In the interest of equal time, Erik Telford of Americans for Prosperity joined me on a recent podcast to answer Armey's charge that his group "doesn't do much."

As Telford explained, his group and Armey's group have a shared history. Essentially, the now-defunct organization Citizens for a Sound Economy split-off in the early 2000s, and two separate entities (AFP and FreedomWorks) were formed. "There is some history between AFP and FreedomWorks, and I don't know, there must still be some animosity on that side," explained Telford.

"I think his comments are rather unfortunate, they are, perhaps, a bit colored by bitterness or animosity for what happened in the past," said Telford. "if they don't really see us out there in the field is if you're not out there."

Later in the show, we were joined by PR strategist Jim Eltringham, who discussed the wisdom of Florida GOP gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott's decision to eschew text messaging voters in favor of email.

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