Lewandowski 'very, very close to announcing' decision on Senate run
Former Trump campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiTrump taps Lewandowski, Bossie for Commission on Presidential Scholars The Hill’s Campaign Report: Trump ramps up attacks against Twitter Bossie, Lewandowski warned Trump he was in trouble in 2020: report 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 ShaheenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Mnuchin indicates openness to more PPP loans in next COVID-19 relief bill On The Money: GOP turning against new round of ,200 rebate checks | Millions of Americans frustrated by delayed unemployment checks | Senate votes to give coronavirus relief program more flexibility MORE (D-N.H.).
ADVERTISEMENT“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 John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests 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.
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The Cook Political Report has rated the race “solid Democrat,” meaning it is not considered to be competitive.