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 LewandowskiTrump to ramp up travel schedule, head back to Mar-a-Lago, adviser says Biden White House moves to oust Trump appointees from advisory boards Trump budget chief refuses to resign from Naval Academy board 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 ShaheenKoch-backed group launches 7-figure ad blitz opposing .5T bill Senate lawmakers let frustration show with Blinken We have a plan that prioritizes Afghanistan's women — we're just not using it 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 TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe 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.