Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win'

Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win'
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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 expressed confidence he could unseat 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.) if he decides to challenge her in New Hampshire’s Senate race next year.

“We’re going to think about it. But if I get into this race I’m going to win, and I’m going to beat Jeanne Shaheen, who voted against Gorsuch. She voted against Kavanaugh. She voted to continue to fund sanctuary cities,” Lewandowski said on John Catsimatidis’ radio show Sunday, referring to Supreme Court Justices Neil GorsuchNeil GorsuchAbortion stirs GOP tensions in Supreme Court fight Poll: 59 percent think president elected in November should name next Supreme Court justice The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, GOP allies prepare for SCOTUS nomination this week MORE and Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughTrump faces tricky choice on Supreme Court pick The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump stokes fears over November election outcome The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump previews SCOTUS nominee as 'totally brilliant' MORE, both of whom President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE nominated. 

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“Those are not the values of the people of New Hampshire. So if I get into this race I think I can beat her.”

Lewandowski, a conservative firebrand who has maintained a close relationship with President Trump despite being fired from the campaign in June 2016, told The Hill earlier this month that he’s “seriously considering” a Senate run and casted Shaheen as a “failed” senator.

“Jeannie Shaheen has failed the people of NH by voting in lock step with Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' 3 reasons why Biden is misreading the politics of court packing Cruz blocks amended resolution honoring Ginsburg over language about her dying wish MORE and Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline Trump signs largely symbolic pre-existing conditions order amid lawsuit 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.”

The Granite State is set to be a key White House and Senate battleground in 2020. Trump narrowly lost New Hampshire in 2016 to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFox News poll: Biden ahead of Trump in Nevada, Pennsylvania and Ohio Trump, Biden court Black business owners in final election sprint The power of incumbency: How Trump is using the Oval Office to win reelection MORE, and Shaheen, the state’s first female governor and then senator, received roughly 51 percent of the vote in both 2008 and 2014. 

Lewandowski slammed Shaheen Sunday, suggesting she’s been using her office to boost her personal finances. 

“Jeanne Shaheen has been an elective office in New Hampshire for over 20 years and now she is exceptionally wealthy,” he said. “I think it’s time to hold these people accountable. They go win poor and they come out very rich. They think that it’s a job that they’re entitled to, and that they can keep for the rest of their lives.” 

Lewandowski has already received the strong endorsement of Trump, who said at a rally in New Hampshire this week that he would be a “fantastic” senator.

--This report was updated on Aug. 18 at 8:53 a.m.