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 TrumpSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll MORE's former 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 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 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). 

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's Intel moves spark Democratic fury Buttigieg sounds alarm after Sanders wins Nevada Russian interference reports rock Capitol Hill 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.