- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 1, 2019

President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is reportedly being considered to run for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.

GOP sources told Granite State affiliate WMUR that Mr. Lewandowski’s name was brought up this week at a Charlotte, North Carolina, Republican National Committee meeting to take on Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who’s looking to be elected for a third time.

The current field of GOP challengers is likely to include New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien, retired Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc and attorney Bryant Messner.

With Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Bolduc having heavy support from Trump loyalists, Mr. Lewandowski’s candidacy would shake up the race and make him an instant frontrunner due to being closely aligned with Mr. Trump.

His first major run for office would also include ample funding, being a notable public figure among Trump associates.

The New Hampshire Democratic Party hit back at the potential nomination in a statement to The Washington Times, bringing up assault allegations and calling him a threat to health care.

“Corey Lewandowski is a craven lobbyist who has been credibly accused of assault many times, and is chomping at the bit to strip away Granite Staters’ health care. Meanwhile, Senator Shaheen is making a difference for New Hampshire families, leading efforts in the Senate to expand access to health care and taking on the big drug companies to lower the costs of prescription drugs,” party spokesman Josh Marcus-Blank said.

• Bailey Vogt can be reached at bvogt@washingtontimes.com.

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