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President Trump on Thursday boosted a potential Senate run from New Hampshire by Corey Lewandowski, telling a local radio station that his canada goose gilet black friday former presidential campaign manager is “a fantastic guy” who “would be a great senator.”
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“He’s tough and he’s smart and I’m hearing he’s thinking about running for the Senate from New Hampshire,” Trump said of Lewandowski, who had greeted Trump after Air Force One landed earlier Thursday in Manchester. “I think he’d be tough to beat… He’ll go into Washington, and he’s going to have you in mind.”
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The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Senate GOP campaign arm, has no knowledge of what Lewandowski plans to do, committee officials said.
But GOP officials cheap canada goose and strategists have started to warn about the unpredictable effect a Lewandowski bid could have in New Hampshire. The former Trump aide comes with plenty of baggage, including a high profile run in with a reporter from Breitbart News that left her with bruises and a lobbying history that his opponents believe is ripe with material.
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Some Republicans also said Lewandowski could hurt Trump’s bid to win New Hampshire, which he lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 by just 2,736 votes.
“This makes it infinitely more difficult for the president to win reelection in New Hampshire,” said one national Republican strategist working on down ballot races who spoke on the condition of anonymity to provide a candid assessment. “Every time he goes to the state, he’ll likely be answering for his former campaign manager’s shady business dealings.”
Trump, however, has often been able to weather his own scandals, and it’s not clear how attacks on a former aide would damage him.
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In a text message cheap canada goose Thursday, Lewandowski said it was “very humbling” and “an honor” for Trump to say”such kind words about me.” He declined to confirm any details about a possible Senate run or respond to the internal GOP backlash to his potential candidacy.
Most of the fretting about a Lewandowski bid is coming from inside New Hampshire, where officials are concerned about the effect it could have on the governor’s race, said GOP officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal party deliberations.
The state’s governor, Chris Sununu (R), is said to canada goose kensington parka uk be”exceedingly displeased” with the prospect of Lewandowski running, one of the Republicans said.
A closely contested Senate race could benefit Sununu by helping to drive turnout in New Hampshire, where in 2016 both the Senate candidates picked up more votes than the top of the ticket. “He’s part of Trump’s cadre of thugs. If he https://www.drachen-spiele.de were to run and become the nominee, it would be an outrage.”
Democrats in the state have already prepared a trove of background research on the former Trump campaign manager’s lobbying efforts, compiled in a 25 page document titled”Lobbyist Lewandowski” that they plan to highlight if he launches a campaign. “Corey Lewandowski is a shadow lobbyist with a nefarious client list that includes foreign interests, which is why New Hampshire Republicans and even Gov. Chris Sununu have been keeping their distance,” Josh Marcus Blank, spokesman for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, said in a written statement. “Lewandowski, with his record of violence, will make an already nasty Republican primary even worse.”
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Republicans believe Shaheen is vulnerable under the right conditions, despite her track record as a former governor and a senator who narrowly won in the 2014 midterms, a difficult year for Democrats.
AGranite State poll released this week from the University of New Hampshire found that although 51percent of voters have a favorable assessment of Shaheen, just 43percent said she deserves to be reelected and an additional 43percent preferred a new senator.
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