Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum today picked up the endorsement of Cedar Falls Tea Party activist Judd Saul, who launched a text-message video blast in support of the GOP presidential candidate.

Shortly after noon today, registered Iowa Republicans began receiving links to the 3-minute satirical video on their cell phones.

“The Tea Party movement started with Chicago’s famous ‘Santelli Rant,’” said Saul, who helped found the Cedar Valley Tea Party and is also a leader in the Black Hawk Republican Party. “It’s time for us to launch a ‘Santorum Rant’ against Rick’s nasty Chicago detractors.”