Corey Lewandowski, former Trump campaign manager, mulling Senate bid in New Hampshire

Corey Lewandowski, former Trump campaign manager, mulling Senate bid in New Hampshire
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Former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiTrump faces tricky choice on Supreme Court pick How Trump can win reelection: Focus on Democrats, not himself Trump Jr. distances from Bannon group, says he attended 'single' event MORE said Thursday he's "seriously considering" a campaign in 2020 to challenge Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSenate Democrats introduce bill to sanction Russians over Taliban bounties Trump-backed candidate wins NH GOP Senate primary to take on Shaheen Democratic senator urges Trump to respond to Russian aggression MORE (D-N.H.).

"Jeannie Shaheen has failed the people of NH by voting in lock step with Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats blast Trump after report reveals he avoided income taxes for 10 years: 'Disgusting' Biden refuses to say whether he would support expanding Supreme Court Schumer says Trump tweet shows court pick meant to kill off ObamaCare MORE and Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiAirline industry applauds Democrats for including aid in coronavirus relief package Democrats unveil scaled-down .2T coronavirus relief package Trump tax reveal roils presidential race MORE," Lewandowski told The Hill. "The people of NH deserve better. If I run, I would be a voice for all the people of NH."

Lewandowski worked as President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE’s campaign manager until his firing in June 2016. He has remained a staunch ally of the president and has penned multiple books that take a favorable view of Trump. Lewandowski periodically appears on cable television to defend the president.


In a statement, New Hampshire Democratic Party spokesman Josh Marcus-Blank accused Lewandowski of being a "craven lobbyist," who was "chomping at the bit" to undo New Hampshire's existing health care.

"Corey Lewandowski is a craven lobbyist who has been credibly accused of assault many times and is chomping at the bit to strip away Granite Staters' health care," he said. "Meanwhile, Senator Shaheen is making a difference for New Hampshire families, leading efforts in the Senate to expand access to health care and taking on the big drug companies to lower the costs of prescription drugs. The contrast couldn't be more clear."

Lewandowski was born in Massachusetts but has a home in New Hampshire where he lives when he's not in Washington, D.C.

He could appeal to Trump voters in a state the president handily carried during the 2016 GOP primary but narrowly lost to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Government funding bill butts up against deadline | Pentagon reports eighth military COVID-19 death | Trump, Pentagon collide over anti-diversity training push Voters split on whether Trump, Biden will win first debate: poll New Monmouth poll finds Biden with 6-point lead MORE in the general election.

Several other Republican candidates have already announced campaigns to challenge Shaheen.

Shaheen is seeking reelection in 2020 for her third term in the Senate. She received roughly 51 percent of the vote in both 2008 and 2014, defeating John Sununu and Scott Brown, respectively.

She previously served as the first female governor of New Hampshire and was the first female U.S. senator elected in the state's history.