NASHVILLE, TN–In an exclusive interview with The Tennessee Star on Monday, Rep. Dana Rohrbacher (R-CA), a leading member of the House Freedom Caucus and former aide to Ronald Reagan, explained why he is endorsing State Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma) in the Republican primary in Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District.
“Our country is in trouble. There is a fight going on in Washington right now that will determine whether or not America remains the great country that our Founding Fathers invested their fortunes and their lives and their blood in order to create,” Rohrbacher said.
“Judd is a patroit. Judd is courageous. Judd knows how to get things done. He’s not just a philopsher, he’s not just some guy looking for prestige,” the former Reagan speechwriter added.
“He’s looking to help save our country, and he’s got the courage to do it,” he continued.
“This is not an easy job. I have been there and seen people come and go in Washington. Having met Judd, having discussed his principles–deep felt principles–that I know will carry him through the Swamp Land in the District of Columbia,” Rohrbacher noted.
“I am very pleased to be here to support him, to join me, because I need him there to help save America,” he added.
Rohrbacher also noted that had it not been for the election of President Trump in 2016, the nation would likely have been irrevocably lost after eight potential years of Hillary Clinton.
Rohrbacher added that he strongly supports President Trump and his agenda, and that Judd Matheny also supports the president.
Matheny faces Judge Robert Corlew and former Department of Agriculture Commissioner and businessman John Rose in the August 2 Republican primary to replace Rep. Diane Black (R-TN-06), who is not running for re-election but is instead running for governor.
Both Corlew and Rose have significantly more financial resources than Matheny, who has raised just over $216,000 for his campaign as of March 31, according to Federal Election Commission records.
In contrast, Corlew has raised $1.3 million as of March 31, most of it in the form of a personal loan to his campaign, and Rose has raised $1.5 million, most of it also in the form a personal loan to his campaign.
Matheny had a little over $15,000 in cash-on-hand on March 31, while Corlew had $1 million in cash-on-hand and Rose had $1 million cash-on-hand.
You can watch the video of the exclusive Tennessee Star interview with Rep. Rohrbacher here: