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Lewandowski Says He Won't Run For Senate In 2020

Dec 31, 2019

Corey Lewandowski, shown here in 2015, when he was campaign manager for Donald Trump.
Credit Josh Rogers / NHPR

Corey Lewandowski says he won't run for U.S. Senate in 2020.

President Trump's former campaign manager announced his decision today on Twitter.

The conservative Republican had waged a high-profile exploratory campaign against Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat seeking her third term in 2020.

New Hampshire's senior senator pointed to Lewandowski's possible candidacy to help raise funds for her re-election bid.

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Three Republicans are now currently competing for their party's nomination with hopes of challenging Shaheen in the general election. They are: Donald Bolduc, Bryant "Corky" Messner, and Bill O'Brien.

Lewandowski, who lives in Windham, said he will make an endorsement soon. He added that he'll focus his energies on helping Trump win re-election.

Shaheen's campaign has $4.2 million cash on hand, according to the Federal Election Commission, as of the Sept. 30 finance reporting deadline. Messner, who loaned his committee $1 million, showed $1.1 million. Bolduc was at $144,141, and O'Brien at $47,610, for cash-on-hand receipts at the October quarterly filing.