New Hampshire Republicans Want Lewandowski for Senate, Early Polling Shows


A new survey indicates Corey Lewandowski, then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign manager, would be the Republican front-runner should he choose to join the 2020 New Hampshire Senate race.

Citizens United President David Bossie — a confidante of Lewandowski’s — commissioned the poll, Politico reported.

Democratic incumbent and two-term Senator Jeanne Shaheen would be the Republican challenger’s opponent in the Granite State.

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As Fox News reported Aug. 1, Trump’s former aide is strongly considering tossing his candidate hat back into the political ring.

“The president needs a strong supporter of his on the ticket in New Hampshire,” Lewandowski, who now serves as a lobbyist, said. “New Hampshire is a state he lost by 2,700 votes, but having a strong, unified ticket in the state will help him be successful in 2020.”

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The release of Bossie’s recent survey comes just before Trump’s scheduled Thursday rally in New Hampshire, where Lewandowski’s chances figure to get a boost if the president endorses him. And doing so may help fortify Republicans’ chances of turning Northeastern states red on the electoral map.

In March 2016, Trump even supported Lewandowski via Twitter after a reporter accused him of physically attacking her.

In 2012, Lewandowski fell short in a bid to be the Windham, New Hampshire, town treasurer.

While in college circa 1994, he made an unsuccessful run for state representative in his native Lowell, Massachusetts.

But if the new poll comprised of 400 would-be primary voters is an accurate indicator, Lewandowski would win New Hampshire’s Republican Senate nomination in a landslide.

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According to Politico, he earned 30 percent of the vote, while fellow primary candidates Don Bolduc and ex-New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien tallied only 11 and 10 percent, respectively.

Meanwhile, a member of Bolduc’s camp who conducted his own survey downplayed those results, claiming Shaheen would defeat Lewandowski in a general election anyway.

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James Luksic has been a writer and editor for a panoply of publications and websites for 30 years.
James Luksic has been a writer and editor for a panoply of publications, corporations and websites -- including Montecito Journal, Dayton Daily News and Lexis-Nexis -- for 30 years.