Corey Lewandowski, former marketing campaign manager for Donald Trump’s 2016 marketing campaign, speaking at the Turning Issue High University Management Summit in Washington, DC.
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Previous Trump marketing campaign manager Corey Lewandowski mentioned Tuesday that he will not operate for Senate in New Hampshire in 2020, regardless of getting inspired by President Donald Trump to make that bid — and regardless of professing that had he operate “I would have won.”
Lewandowski, who is active in the lobbying entire world, for months had mulled launching an work to win the Republican nomination to unseat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the two-term Democratic incumbent, in his household point out future November.
But the forty five-calendar year-previous Lewandowski, in Twitter posts on Wednesday, wrote that “following substantially consideration I have resolved to forgo a marketing campaign for the US Senate.”
“While having on a profession politician from the Washington swamp is a tall purchase, I am specific I would have won. My priorities continue to be my household and making certain that @realDonaldTrump is re-elected POTUS,” Lewandowski wrote.
If he had operate, Lewandowski would have squared off versus various formerly announced candidates, among them former New Hampshire House Speaker William O’Brien, retired Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc and lawyer Bryant “Corky” Messner in a Republican principal for the Senate race.
New Hampshire Democratic Social gathering spokesman Josh Marcus-Blank mentioned in a ready statement: “Just about every Republican working for Senate in New Hampshire has stood proudly with Corey Lewandowski and Donald Trump in their efforts to just take away wellness care from tens of 1000’s of Granite Staters and reverse Roe vs. Wade.”
“While Messner, Bolduc, and O’Brien tear each and every other down in the contentious principal Lewandowski has remaining guiding, Senator Shaheen will continue on performing across the aisle for New Hampshire, foremost efforts to decrease prescription drug expenditures and generating certain veterans and their people get the rewards they are entitled to,” he mentioned.
Lewandowski was fired from Trump’s 1st marketing campaign in June 2016.
At the time, national Republicans reportedly had fears about his capability to operate a national operation.
He also faced a legal battery demand following he grabbed a Breitbart Information reporter through a March 2016 marketing campaign event. That scenario was dropped a month afterwards.
Lewandowski earlier this calendar year testified right before the House Judiciary Committee as the panel collected details for what became an impeachment of Trump.
His decision not to operate in New Hampshire will come as Republicans are aiming to hold on to, or perhaps extend, their fifty three-47 the greater part in the Senate following 2020.
Flipping New Hampshire — one particular of the handful of states where Trump ran a close race in 2016 and where a Democrat faces reelection now — would make that endeavor substantially much easier. Trump missing New Hampshire by just .three proportion factors in 2016.
Shaheen, who has a long document of winning races in a point out that has leaned Democratic in current presidential elections, could demonstrate difficult for the eventual GOP nominee to beat.
Lewandowski has worked to change his ties to Trump into an asset considering the fact that the president took business in 2017. While he is not officially lobbying, the former marketing campaign manager has worked as an advisor at lobbying firm Turnberry Answers.
Trump set his pounds guiding a achievable Lewandowski marketing campaign earlier this calendar year. In a radio job interview with “New Hampshire Nowadays,” he known as his former marketing campaign manager “a wonderful man.”
“I will say this, if he ran — he would be a fantastic senator — if he ran and won he would be a fantastic senator,” the president mentioned.
New Hampshire has leaned blue in current elections. Shaheen won her reelection bid in 2014 by about three proportion factors around former Massachusetts GOP Sen. Scott Brown.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton beat Trump by only about three,000 votes, when Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan beat incumbent GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte by an even scaled-down margin.
But Republican Gov. Chris Sununu won by about two proportion factors in 2016, then carried the point out comfortably final calendar year (the point out elects its governor every single two years).