New Hampshire Democrats blast 'swamp creature' Lewandowski over possible Senate bid

New Hampshire Democrats blast 'swamp creature' Lewandowski over possible Senate bid
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The New Hampshire Democratic Party on Wednesday released a digital ad targeting Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiLewandowski told by Fox Business host he was being 'a little slurry' during interview The Hill's Morning Report - New impeachment battle: Pompeo vs. House Dems Lewandowski: 'Fair' to say Senate run might not happen MORE, the former Trump campaign manager who is considering a Senate run in the state. 

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The advertisement, which is being targeted to Republicans and independent voters on Facebook, highlights what the party is branding as Lewandowksi's "corrupt" record of "cashing in by selling access to the highest bidder."

The 45-second clip opens by labeling Lewandowksi the "biggest swamp creature" in Washington, D.C., and a "shadow lobbyist." It later features news clips including journalists and commentators discussing Lewandowski's alleged lobbying efforts, before concluding with the message: “Corey Lewandowksi: A corrupt DC lobbyist New Hampshire can’t trust.

The ad comes as Lewandowski mulls a possible campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenGraham, Van Hollen introduce Turkey sanctions bill Senators fear Syria damage 'irreversible' after Esper, Milley briefing US envoy insists Syria pullout doesn't affect Iran strategy MORE (N.H.) in 2020.

"Corey Lewandowski has spent every minute since the 2016 election scheming to cash in on Trump's presidency," party spokesman Josh Marcus-Blank said in a statement. "Corey works for his clients, including predatory lenders and foreign interests, not New Hampshire, and he will continue doing that even while he campaigns for Senate."

Marcus-Blank told The Hill that the party does not disclose the size of its ad buys. He added that the clip is the party's first ad buy for the 2020 Senate race and that the group has not set an end date for it yet. 

"I’m being attacked by the NH D’s," Lewandowski tweeted shortly after the ad's release. "It shows how weak ’s record is for the people of NH that they will say and do anything to help prop up a failed US Senator who has never passed a major piece of legislation but has gotten very rich while serving in elective office." 

Lewandowski also told local news station WMUR that the Democrats were "lying" about his record.  

"I am not lobbyist and have never done lobbying working since working for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFlorida GOP lawmaker says he's 'thinking' about impeachment Democrats introduce 'THUG Act' to block funding for G-7 at Trump resort Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE," he said. 

 

The former Trump aide told The Hill in early August that he was considering a run against Shaheen, saying that she had "failed" the people of New Hampshire by voting in lockstep with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCummings to lie in state at the Capitol House Republicans 'demand the release of the rules' on impeachment Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union —Dem wants more changes to Pelosi drug pricing bill | Ebola outbreak wanes, but funding lags | Johnson & Johnson recalls batch of baby powder after asbestos traces found MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).

He said last week that he had yet to make a decision on a campaign launch, adding that he intended to win if he ultimately announced one. 

"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’s radio show.