Lewandowski: 'Fair' to say Senate run might not happen

Lewandowski: 'Fair' to say Senate run might not happen
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpButtigieg surges ahead of Iowa caucuses Biden leads among Latino Democrats in Texas, California Kavanaugh hailed by conservative gathering in first public speech since confirmation MORE's former campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiKey takeaways from first public impeachment hearing Democrats face make-or-break moment on impeachment The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump demands Bidens testify MORE suggested on Tuesday that he may not launch a Senate bid in New Hampshire after months of speculation he would challenge Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenOn The Money: US paid record .1B in tariffs in September | Dems ramp up oversight of 'opportunity zones' | Judge hints at letting House lawsuit over Trump tax returns proceed Overnight Energy: EPA watchdog slams agency chief after deputy fails to cooperate in probe | Justices wrestle with reach of Clean Water Act | Bipartisan Senate climate caucus grows Overnight Defense: Trump, Erdogan confirm White House meeting | Public impeachment hearings set for next week | Top defense appropriator retiring MORE (D). 

Lewandowski told "New Hampshire Today with Jack Heath" that it was his "top priority" to make sure Trump is reelected in 2020. The news was first reported by Politico.

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"As much as I think I would be a great fighter for the people of New Hampshire, and one U.S. senator can make a difference, it is my priority to make sure the president of United States is reelected," Lewandowski said. 

The comments come nearly a week after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump knocks testimony from 'Never Trumpers' at Louisiana rally Jordan calls Pelosi accusing Trump of bribery 'ridiculous' USMCA deal close, but not 'imminent,' Democrats say MORE (D-Calif.) announced the House was launching an impeachment inquiry into Trump amid allegations from a whistleblower that the president attempted to persuade Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Lewandowski told The Hill last week that he would be open to working to defend Trump from impeachment. 

“I have had no conversations with anyone in the White House about joining the team,” Lewandowski said. “I will do anything I can to support the president in the capacity that I’m allowed to do." 

Polls have since shown the public appearing to warm to the idea of impeachment.

Speculation has swirled around Lewandowski launching a Senate challenge against Shaheen for months, resulting in a number of attacks from Democrats on Lewandowski. 

“With or without Corey Lewandowski, New Hampshire Republicans are in a nasty primary among candidates all committed to protecting a corrupt President determined to take away health care from thousands of people in the Granite State," New Hampshire Democratic Party spokesman Josh Marcus-Blank said in a statement.