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 ShaheenOvernight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices | Senate confirms Trump FDA pick | Trump officials approve Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina Senate confirms Trump's nominee to lead FDA Senate panel advances Turkey sanctions bill despite Trump objections MORE's (D-N.H.) seat if her GOP opponent is President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE’s former campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiGeorgia ready for unpredictable Senate race Trump on Harris dropping out of race: 'We will miss you Kamala!' Key takeaways from first public impeachment hearing 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