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

Lewandowski: 'Fair' to say Senate run might not happen
© Greg Nash

President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year DOJ appeals ruling preventing it from replacing Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit MORE's former campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiGiuliani's son, a White House staffer, tests positive for coronavirus Chelsea Clinton blames Trump for Secret Service officers in quarantine More than 130 Secret Service officers in quarantine: report 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 ShaheenTop Democrat calls Trump's Afghan drawdown 'the right policy decision' as others warn of 'mistake' Overnight Defense: How members of the Armed Services committees fared in Tuesday's elections | Military ballots among those uncounted in too-close-to-call presidential race | Ninth US service member killed by COVID-19 Biden wins New Hampshire 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 PelosiGovernors take heat for violating their own coronavirus restrictions Spending deal clears obstacle in shutdown fight Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation 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.