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. LewandowskiSunday shows - Recession fears dominate Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Lewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel MORE said Thursday he's "seriously considering" a campaign in 2020 to challenge Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSunday shows - Recession fears dominate Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Lewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel MORE (D-N.H.).

"Jeannie Shaheen has failed the people of NH by voting in lock step with Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerLewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Appropriators warn White House against clawing back foreign aid Colorado candidates vying to take on Gardner warn Hickenlooper they won't back down MORE and Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiObjections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated Latest pro-democracy rally draws tens of thousands in Hong Kong Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' 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 TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated 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.

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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.

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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.