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. LewandowskiKey takeaways from first public impeachment hearing Democrats face make-or-break moment on impeachment The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump demands Bidens testify MORE said Thursday he's "seriously considering" a campaign in 2020 to challenge Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenProgressive group to spend as much as M to turn out young voters On The Money: US paid record .1B in tariffs in September | Dems ramp up oversight of 'opportunity zones' | Judge hints at letting House lawsuit over Trump tax returns proceed Overnight Energy: EPA watchdog slams agency chief after deputy fails to cooperate in probe | Justices wrestle with reach of Clean Water Act | Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows MORE (D-N.H.).

"Jeannie Shaheen has failed the people of NH by voting in lock step with Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTensions rise in Senate's legislative 'graveyard' 2020 Republicans accuse Schumer of snubbing legislation Schumer: Leadership trying to work out competing surprise medical bill measures MORE and Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiKlobuchar shuts down idea a woman can't beat Trump: 'Pelosi does it every day' Budowsky: Trump destroying GOP in 2018, '19, '20 On The Money: Senate scraps plan to force second shutdown vote | Trump tax breaks for low-income neighborhoods draw scrutiny | McConnell rips House Dems for holding up trade deal 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 TrumpFive takeaways from the Democratic debate As Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Leading Democrats largely pull punches at debate 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 ClintonAs Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Harris rips Gabbard over Fox appearances during Obama years Steyer, Gabbard and Yang shut out of early minutes of Democratic debate 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.