Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager, spent Tuesday insulting Republicans in New Hampshire as he prepares to launch a bid hoping to be the Republican nominee for Senate in New Hampshire.
In comments on Tuesday’s “John Fredericks Show,” a Virginia-based radio program, Lewandowski took a page from his former boss, implying that he, and he alone, can save the New Hampshire Republican Party.
“They have decimated the Republican Party in the state,” Lewandowski says of current Republican officials in the state. “And if they think nominating somebody other than Corey Lewandowski … is going to be a recipe for success, then they deserve to lose,” he added.
Lewandowski also blasted Republicans in the state for “making the same mistakes that the Republican establishment has made for too long.”
Lewandowski has not officially launched a Senate bid, but his comments on Tuesday’s program point to him tossing his hat in the ring.
If he gets in the race, he would compete with other Republicans for the chance to take on incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a popular ex-governor who ousted an incumbent Republican in 2008 and fended off a Republican challenger in 2014.
A March 2019 poll shows Shaheen leading both New Hampshire Republican Gov. John Sununu and former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte. At the time of the poll, Lewandowski had not expressed interest in running.
Lewandowski has faced a fair bit of controversy since his rise to power within the Trump campaign. During the 2016 race, he was arrested and charged with battery after assaulting a female reporter on the campaign trail. The charges were eventually dropped.
After Trump got in office, Lewandowski joined a lobbying firm hoping to sell access to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. He eventually resigned after refusing to register as a lobbyist.
It appears Lewandowski wants to take his scandal-plagued baggage to New Hampshire and jump in the Senate race. And if his radio appearance is any indication, New Hampshire Republicans should be prepared to be berated and insulted along the way.
Published with permission of The American Independent.