July 10, 2019 – Washington Examiner
“Sal Russo, a veteran Republican consultant in Sacramento, California, who worked briefly as an adviser to Perot on the 1992 campaign, said the Tea Party movement that saw its high point during the presidency of Barack Obama, serves as the tie that binds Perot and Trump. Russo, who runs the Tea Party Express, a conservative grassroots organization, said the remnants of Perot’s movement blossomed in the rise of the Tea Party in the 2010 election cycle.
A few years later, that grassroots energy would become the rocket fuel propelling Trump.
“There were different threads in the Tea Party. One thread was: The heck with everybody,” Russo said, comparing the sentiment to “blowing up the boxes,” a line often used by Arnold Schwarzenegger when he ran for governor of California as a GOP outsider in 2003. “That was a thread of the Tea Party, and they were enthusiastic backers of Donald Trump.””
July 09, 2019 – The Raleigh News and Observer
Rep. Jordan visited the district. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum backed the campaign. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani recorded a robocall for Murphy, who was also endorsed by Women for Trump, Students for Trump and the Tea Party Express.