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

Former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski expressed confidence he could unseat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (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 Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, both of whom President Trump nominated. 

{mosads}“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 Schumer and Nancy Pelosi,” 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 Clinton, 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.

Tags Brett Kavanaugh Chuck Schumer Corey Lewandowski Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Jeanne Shaheen Nancy Pelosi Neil Gorsuch

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