Lewandowski 'very, very close to announcing' decision on Senate run

Lewandowski 'very, very close to announcing' decision on Senate run
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Former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders repeats with NH primary win, but with narrower victory Trump campaign chief relocating to Washington: report Lewandowski decides against Senate bid MORE on Wednesday said he was "very, very close" to announcing his decision on whether he will run for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, just one day after he testified before the House Judiciary Committee.

“I’m very, very close to announcing my decision on the U.S. Senate race,” Lewandowski said in an appearance on Fox News, referring to the 2020 race involving the seat held by Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenOvernight Health Care: Appeals court strikes down Medicaid work requirements | Pelosi's staff huddles with aides on surprise billing | Senate Dems pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit Senate Democrats pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit Trump under pressure to renew last nuke treaty with Russia MORE (D-N.H.). 

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“I wanted to get through yesterday before I made the final decision,” he also said during the "Fox & Friends" appearance. 

Pressed by the hosts to say which way he was leaning, Lewandowski declined to do so, saying he had to "spend a little more time with my family.”

During his testimony on Tuesday, the former campaign aide tweeted out a link to a campaign-style website to help with a potential Senate run. 

“New website just launched to help a potential senate run,” Lewandowski tweeted, along with a link to the website StandWithCorey.com. “Sign up now!”

Lewandowski vigorously defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries MORE during the chaotic hearing in which Democrats had hoped to find fodder for their obstruction probe into the president. 

If he entered the Senate race, Lewandowski would have to win the Republican primary before taking on Shaheen. A recent Emerson University poll showed him holding a lead over other potential GOP opponents.

The Cook Political Report has rated the race "solid Democrat," meaning it is not considered to be competitive.