New Hampshire Democratic spokeswoman says Lewandowski winning Senate race will simplify party's message

A spokeswoman for the Democratic Party of New Hampshire voiced confidence Tuesday that Democrats will retain Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenGraham, Van Hollen introduce Turkey sanctions bill Senators fear Syria damage 'irreversible' after Esper, Milley briefing US envoy insists Syria pullout doesn't affect Iran strategy MORE's (D-N.H.) seat if her GOP opponent is President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocratic senator rips Trump's 'let them fight' remarks: 'Enough is enough' Warren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it' Trump touts Turkey cease-fire: 'Sometimes you have to let them fight' MORE’s former campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiLewandowski told by Fox Business host he was being 'a little slurry' during interview The Hill's Morning Report - New impeachment battle: Pompeo vs. House Dems Lewandowski: 'Fair' to say Senate run might not happen MORE

Holly Shulman said Lewandowski's past work in Washington could be used against him. 

“If Lewandowski enters the race, if he wins what’s becoming a very crowded Republican primary for U.S. Senate against Jeanne Shaheen, this is going to make our message really simple,” Shulman told Hill.TV. 

Democrats have started a digital ad campaign branding the former Trump aide as the "biggest swamp creature" in Washington, D.C., and a "shadow lobbyist," something Lewandowski has denied. 

"I am not lobbyist and have never done lobbying working since working for Donald Trump," Lewandowski told local news station WMUR in response to the Democratic attacks. 

The former Trump aide also doubled down on his criticism of Shaheen, saying such attacks underscore her "failure" in representing the people of New Hampshire. 

"I’m being attacked by the NH D’s," Lewandowski tweeted. "It shows how weak @JeanneShaheen’s record is for the people of NH that they will say and do anything to help prop up a failed US Senator who has never passed a major piece of legislation but has gotten very rich while serving in elective office."

Lewandowski, meanwhile, is still weighing whether to launch a campaign bid against Shaheen. The former Trump aide first expressed an interest in running for Senate in early August, telling The Hill that the people of New Hampshire "deserve better." 


—Tess Bonn