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. LewandowskiLewandowski decides against Senate bid Georgia ready for unpredictable Senate race Trump on Harris dropping out of race: 'We will miss you Kamala!' MORE said Thursday he's "seriously considering" a campaign in 2020 to challenge Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne Shaheen2020 forecast: A House switch, a slimmer Senate for GOP — and a bigger win for Trump Lewandowski decides against Senate bid Biden would consider Republican for VP 'but I can't think of one right now' MORE (D-N.H.).

"Jeannie Shaheen has failed the people of NH by voting in lock step with Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerVeronica Escobar to give Spanish-language response to Trump State of the Union address The Hill's 12:30 Report: Democrats turn to obstruction charge Liberal super PAC to run digital ads slamming Trump over Medicare comments MORE and Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Social Security emerges as flash point in Biden-Sanders fight | Dems urge Supreme Court to save consumer agency | Trump to sign USMCA next week Veronica Escobar to give Spanish-language response to Trump State of the Union address 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 TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group 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.

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 ClintonSanders to Clinton: 'This is not the kind of rhetoric that we need' Sekulow vows Bidens, Ukraine will be part of Trump impeachment defense Elizabeth Warren: More 'Hillary' than Hillary 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.