Donald Trump has hired veteran pollster Tony Fabrizio, a libertarian who worked for Rand Paul’s campaign.
Trump brought Fabrizio on board after consulting with his new convention manager Paul Manafort, who absorbed many of the duties previously handled by Corey Lewandowski, sources tell Infowars.
Lewandowski, on the other hand, wanted to hire Ted Cruz’s former pollster Kelly Ann Conway.
Fabrizio, who sources describe as a street fighter with a healthy obsession with winning, has years of experience as a political and corporate strategist who specializes in quantitative and qualitative opinion research.
He also has experience in assessing government waste, such as his 2008 study showing the average Massachusetts voter believes the state wastes 41% of its funding.
Fabrizio, like Trump, has also been targeted by the establishment media for interjecting libertarianism into the GOP.
For example, in 2014 the National Review accused Fabrizio of “misrepresenting” the NSA’s dragnet surveillance of Americans with his poll questions, but their accusations backfired given the comments from readers.
Besides working on the Rand Paul campaign, Fabrizio also worked on Kentucky’s Gov. Matt Bevin’s win in 2015 and served as an adviser for the Senate campaign of Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis, a libertarian-leaning Republican.