President Donald Trump’s previous project supervisor Corey Lewandowski will join him Thursday night at a project rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, amidst speculation that he will officially announce a run for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire in2020
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Ahead of his rally, Trump told the radio program “New Hampshire Today” he didn’t believe that Lewandowski had made a choice yet on whether to run, however praised him.
“I believe Corey is a great guy. And I do not think he’s made that choice yet. I will say this, if he ran, he would be a terrific senator,” Trump stated. “If he ran and won, he ‘d be a fantastic senator. He would be excellent for New Hampshire.”
Lewandowski told ABC News previously this month that he was “seriously thinking about” running for Senate, with hopes of unseating incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen who is up for re-election next year.
“I’m seriously considering it,” Lewandowski said. “Senator Shaheen has actually failed the individuals of New Hampshire by voting in lock action with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Individuals of New Hampshire should have much better. If I run, I would be a voice for all individuals of New Hampshire.”
In a private memo acquired by ABC News, seasoned pollster Tony Fabrizio, who also conducts polls for the Trump campaign, found from a study of 400 most likely 2020 main citizens in New Hampshire, that Lewandowski was leading the current GOP field, though roughly half of those who responded were undecided.
“Corey Lewandowski would enter the race as the GOP front-runner– leading the field by double digits due to his more powerful individual rankings,” the August 13 memo stated. “He could clearly see his lead expand even further with an endorsement from President Trump, who is extremely popular with these GOP voters.”
The survey likewise consisted of other Republican Senate candidates consisting of Ret. Brig. Gen. Don Bolduc and New Hampshire state Rep. Bill O’Brien. Lewandowski had the highest unfavorability score amongst those polled.
While the president hasn’t officially endorsed him, he has retweeted Lewandowski’s tweets of reports that he is leading the GOP Senate field in polls in New Hampshire. Sources told ABC News that Lewandowski would greet the president at the airport in New Hampshire in addition to his spouse and kids and after that go over a prospective statement Thursday night about a run.
Lewandowski, who acted as Trump’s first campaign supervisor till he was fired in June of 2016, has actually stayed close to the president and the West Wing, functioning as an outside consultant to Trump since his election.
The New Hampshire Democratic Party launched a statement earlier this month calling him a “craven lobbyist who has been credibly implicated of assault often times.”
Throughout the 2016 campaign, Lewandowski was charged with battery for getting former Breitbart press reporter, Michelle Fields, at a Trump campaign occasion. The case was ultimately dropped.
“Corey Lewandowski is a craven lobbyist who has actually been credibly implicated of assault lot of times and is chewing at the bit to strip away Granite Staters’ healthcare,” New Hampshire Democratic Celebration representative Josh Marcus-Blank stated. “Meanwhile, Senator Shaheen is making a difference for New Hampshire households, leading efforts in the Senate to expand access to healthcare and handling the huge drug business to lower the costs of prescription drugs. The contrast could not be more clear.”