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. LewandowskiThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump heads to California The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? Democrats headed for a subpoena showdown with White House MORE expressed confidence he could unseat Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenDemocrats headed for a subpoena showdown with White House Overnight Defense: Dems grill Trump Army, Air Force picks | House chair subpoenas Trump Afghanistan negotiator | Trump officials release military aid to Ukraine Defense spending bill advances over Democratic wall objections 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 GorsuchJustice Gorsuch is wrong — 'originalist' judges make stuff up too Supreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Gorsuch: 'We're not nine robots, we're nine judges' MORE and Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughKavanaugh book co-author admits to writing 'misworded' NY Times tweet The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump heads to California Trump calls New York Times 'a very sad joke all over the world' MORE, both of whom President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US Sanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren California poll: Biden, Sanders lead Democratic field; Harris takes fifth 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 SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSchumer, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill Sinema says she would back Kennedy in race against Markey Democrats threaten to withhold defense votes over wall MORE and Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPence says it's 'vital' for Congress to pass US-Mexico-Canada trade deal The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump heads to California Obama, Bush among those paying tribute to Cokie Roberts: 'A trailblazing figure' 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 ClintonSanders supporters cry foul over Working Families endorsement of Warren The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump heads to California Hillary Clinton: Voter suppression has led to 'crisis in democracy' in the US 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.