- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski announced Tuesday he won’t run for a U.S. Senate seat in New Hampshire, dealing a blow to the president’s hopes of flipping the seat in 2020.

Mr. Lewandowski said on Twitter that “after much consideration I have decided to forgo a campaign for the US Senate.”

“While taking on a career politician from the Washington swamp is a tall order, I am certain I would have won,” he said. “My priorities remain my family and ensuring that @realDonaldTrump is re-elected POTUS.”

Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, 72, is running for reelection to a third term in New Hampshire. President Trump had been urging Mr. Lewandowski to run, even taking him and his family on Air Force One on a recent trip to the state.

In October, Mr. Lewandowski told a local radio station that he was reconsidering a Senate run in order to defend the president from impeachment and to help him get reelected.

“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,” he said at the time.Mr. Lewandowski said he was “truly humbled by the outpouring of support I have received from people across New Hampshire and the country.”

He said the state “needs a US Senator who will put our citizens first and not illegal aliens; one who will support pro-growth policies to keep the Trump economy strong; One who will support strict constitutionalist judges; and one who will fight for our values, not those of Washington, DC.”

“Accordingly, I will be making an endorsement in the Republican Primary for US Senate in the near future to ensure we defeat Jeanne Shaheen in 2020,” he said.

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