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8/1/2019

RNC Considering Corey Lewandowski For U.S. Senate

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:21 am



[guest post by Dana]

It’s just business as usual for the RNC:

GOP sources told Granite State affiliate WMUR that Mr. Lewandowski’s name was brought up this week at a Charlotte, North Carolina, Republican National Committee meeting to take on Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who’s looking to be elected for a third time.

The current field of GOP challengers is likely to include New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien, retired Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc and attorney Bryant Messner.

With Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Bolduc having heavy support from Trump loyalists, Mr. Lewandowski’s candidacy would shake up the race and make him an instant frontrunner due to being closely aligned with Mr. Trump.

His first major run for office would also include ample funding, being a notable public figure among Trump’s associates.

Lewandowski confirmed that he is weighing out a run against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, and explained to Fox News the strategical reason behind a possible run:

“The president needs a strong supporter of his on the ticket in New Hampshire,” Lewandowski 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.”

Sources say that Lewandowski is expected to travel with Trump on Thursday to Cincinnati, and might broach the subject with the president at that time.

A real stand-up guy, that Corey Lewandowski. If he does become New Hampshire’s next senator, I sure hope someone makes it clear to his staff that no matter what Sen. Lewandowski might say, laying hands on someone and bruising them because they’re asking your boss a challenging question is an absolute no-no.

(Cross-posted at The Jury Talks Back.)

–Dana

75 Responses to “RNC Considering Corey Lewandowski For U.S. Senate”

  1. I just can’t even.

    Dana (fdf131)

  2. OK, but why is “business as usual” a problem? From what I see, we could use rather more of that.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  3. Hopefully, the people of New Hampshire are not that stupid. Lewandowski is not a leader, he’s an errand boy, and they’ll see that if they don’t already know it.

    nk (dbc370)

  4. remember the last time there was an uproar, you got paul manafort, I would prefer general bolduc for a change of pace,

    narciso (d1f714)

  5. The Party as a whole has demonstrated a lowering of standards by backing Trump as the nominee, and seeing that he got elected. That someone like Cory Lewandowski would be who the RNC is seeking out to run for Senate nearly dovetails with the change.

    Dana (fdf131)

  6. “bruising them”

    Can’t we all agree to leave primary campaign exaggerations behind us? That whole thing belonged in the “Help! Help! I’m being oppressed!” genre.

    That being said, Cory is about as unappealing a candidate as an opponent could hope for. Shaheen should donate. Can’t New Hampshire find a Real Republican, instead of one of these Trumpist RINOs?

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  7. We need another lawyer to run for that office.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  8. Typing out a post while lying prone on one’s fainting couch is a skill not easily taught.

    Munroe (4bb078)

  9. The Party as a whole has demonstrated a lowering of standards by backing Trump as the nominee, and seeing that he got elected.

    The Party is only those who decide to be members. I won’t excuse their choice but I didn’t much care for other choices in the past. Was Trump a worse candidate than Bob Dole? No; Dole lost. Nixon? I’m not sure what these standards are that you speak of.

    Having won the nomination, if the Party didn’t support him it would be the end of the Party. Why does this surprise anyone?

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  10. I hope if anyone who fell into a coma in 2015 wakes up, the family will have the decency to keep them away from the news. They will just die on the spot. Whether it is from laughter or sorrow will depend on the person, I guess.

    Appalled (d07ae6)

  11. Can’t we all agree to leave primary campaign exaggerations behind us? That whole thing belonged in the “Help! Help! I’m being oppressed!” genre.

    Going to disagree with you on both points.

    Dana (fdf131)

  12. he was a staff member for bob ney, and apparently did not get tied up in that mess, and later worked for americans for tax reform,

    narciso (d1f714)

  13. The idea that the GOP is a conservative party is probably the most widespread and factually baseless political meme going. Parties mutate. The Democrats showed the segregationists the door in the mid-60s. The Democrats were the conservative party starting with Grover Cleveland and ending with Wilson. Heads must have exploded when Wilson won. But he won.

    As for Trump, is he going to change the party like Wilson did, or is he going to be a flash-in-the-pan like TR was?

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  14. A-ha, narciso…that’s probably where Lewandowski picked up some of Ohiya-ness.

    urbanleftbehind (e5ee53)

  15. Whether it is from laughter or sorrow will depend on the person, I guess.

    Many will take one look and say “What did they expect? It’s about fracking time!”

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEX7OvJzZiY

    Sleep well, Amerika.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  17. gop get the shaft, he gets the get out of jail free card,

    https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/455616-james-comeys-next-reckoning-is-imminent-this-time-for-leaking

    the judge in roger stones case, who once upon a time, defended William Jefferson’s decides he does need to see the unredacted documents at the heart of his case,

    narciso (d1f714)

  18. Going to disagree with you on both points

    OK, suppose someone tries to run up to Trump today, to “ask him a question”? Bet you they are thrown to the floor. Sure, he wasn’t a President then, but neither was Bobby Kennedy. It’s bad behavior, something reporters are known for.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  19. Or do badges make it different?

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  20. The naïve hope that the GOP will “go back to normal” after Trump just keeps receding.

    Dave (1bb933)

  21. Monica Fields wasn’t bruised. She was thrown to ground and arm broken by Lewandowski. Per Monica Fields and her friends.

    Then the video tape came out, and it became “oh, someone on Corey’s staff somehow bruised her arm”. Apologies for lying? Zero.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  22. IRC, she claimed she had to go to the ER. The Tape shows such little contact between them, you can’t even see it.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  23. Now wait – I read they want Mike Pompeo to run for the Senate from Kansas (in part to make sure Kris Kobach loses the primary) but Corey Lewandowski?

    There’s less to this than it looks. It’s more Corey Lewandowski campaigning.

    Sammy Finkelman (06be8f)

  24. Lets leave Monica, and go to another Liar. Looks like Comey won’t be charged for leaking Memos despite an IG Referral for Criminal prosecution. One rule for us, another rule for the DC elite.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  25. Kobach will win the primary no matter who runs against him. Pompeo certainly can’t beat him. Conservatives in Kansas are determined “to stop raising corn, and start raising hell”. They mad as wet hens over the R Establishment threw the Governor’s race to the D’s. So, Trump has 2 choices. Lose or support Kobach.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  26. Michelle fields, who first slimed allen west, years ago, you can get taken in once, but again and again, and he chose not to fire mueller, which I think counts against him, ymmv,

    narciso (d1f714)

  27. Of course, the RNC has shown before that they would rather Lose, then support an outsider.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  28. “One rule for us, another rule for the DC elite.”
    rcocean (1a839e) — 8/1/2019 @ 11:25 am

    They determined “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”

    Munroe (4bb078)

  29. the notion there would be a pro trump figure, in new Hampshire, that would speak out on the record is very dubious,

    narciso (d1f714)

  30. 17. Kevin M (21ca15) — 8/1/2019 @ 10:51 am

    The Democrats were the conservative party starting with Grover Cleveland and ending with Wilson.

    William Jennings Bryan (the nominee in 1896, 1900 and again in 1908 was a conservative?

    The Democrats were the more conservative party till Cleveland.

    Cleveland was agold bug Democrat. In 1896 William Jennings Bryan ran on apaltform of :free silver” (free coinage of silver, and in 1908 on anti-Imperialsm. In 195 he resoigned as Secretary of State because Wilson wasn’t pacifist enough.

    On racial equality, the Democrats didn;t start to change unil the 1930s.

    Sammy Finkelman (06be8f)

  31. Michelle Fields is an attention seeker who once claimed Allen West groped her but later went silent. She also claimed that the NYPD used a billy club on her during Occupy Wallstreet Protests.

    One thing I’ve noticed about people in the media/politics/publishing etc. is they stand by their friends – even when their friends are wrong. Of course, they don’t tell us, the public that. They act like they’re standing by them because of truth, justice, and the American way. Its only later on, that you find out that so-and-so was their big friend, or even their girlfriend!

    rcocean (1a839e)

  32. If Kobach wins the primary, he is favored to lose the general election. This kind of thing has happened in a number of Senate races before ver the past ten years.

    Another thing: The Republicans actually did worse in Senate elections than in House elections in 2018, but so many seats where the last election was held in 2012 were held by a Republican, that they actually gained more seats in the Senate. There will not be such a favorable balance of sats up in 2020.

    Trump could get re-elected, and Republicans lose control of the Senate.

    Sammy Finkelman (06be8f)

  33. “On racial equality, the Democrats didn;t start to change unil the 1930s.”

    Make that after WW 2. FDR did nothing for racial equality.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  34. Yeah, if the R moderates want to support another D, and sabotage Kobach that’s there look out. McConnell and his gang actually out-did the D’s in helping destroy Roy Moore. And they threw a hissy fit when their “DC insider Pal’ Mike Castle lost in the Delaware Primary and they refused to support the winner.

    They even supported a Lisa Murkoswski write-in when she lost the R primrary in 2010. And what a strong R she’s been since. Why look at Kavanuagh.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  35. I don’t give a damn what Nancy Kassunbaum or the R moderates want. Let them go turn D. You think party loyalty is a one-way street.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  36. yes they spent 30 million, then they had Gloria alred, present altered evidence, so you could get doug jones from hellboy, the one who let eric Rudolph get away back in 1996

    narciso (d1f714)

  37. Trump could get re-elected, and Republicans lose control of the Senate.

    That’s what Trump wants. Then he can play golf for the next four years and blame the “do-nothing Congress”.

    nk (dbc370)

  38. mcconnell and Corbyn are fully capable of losing it on their own, if the primaried candidates don’t fit their standards, the massachussetts seed pods may be planted too firmly in former ‘live free’ territory, and the current state of Kansas, seems to curse by the wizard of oz,

    narciso (d1f714)

  39. Lets leave Monica, and go to another Liar. Looks like Comey won’t be charged for leaking Memos despite an IG Referral for Criminal prosecution. One rule for us, another rule for the DC elite.

    rcocean (1a839e) — 8/1/2019 @ 11:25 am

    I hadn’t seen the news that the IG refereed Comey for criminal prosecution. Do you have a link?

    Time123 (306531)

  40. Google is our friend

    Looks like the IG did refer Comey for criminal prosecution.

    It looks like the issue is around the fact that the memo wasn’t clasified until after he had send it. quoting from the piece:

    The concerns stem from the fact that one memo that Comey leaked to a friend specifically to be published by the media — as he admitted in congressional testimony — contained information classified at the lowest level of “confidential,” and that classification was made by the FBI after Comey had transmitted the information, the sources said.

    Although a technical violation, the DOJ did not want to “make its first case against the Russia investigators with such thin margins and look petty and vindictive,” a source told me, explaining the DOJ’s rationale.

    I’d be interested to know if the memo in question is one that a knowledgeable person would expect to be classified or not. In other words, did he get it out under the wire on a technicality where he should have known better? Or was this a situation where he could have a reasonable expectation that it was OK to transmit? The article doesn’t provide any information on that and instead makes it appear that the decision not to prosecute was political in nature

    again quoting the Hill piece

    the DOJ did not want to “make its first case against the Russia investigators with such thin margins and look petty and vindictive,” a source told me, explaining the DOJ’s rationale.

    Fox news adds

    “Everyone at the DOJ involved in the decision said it wasn’t a close call,” one official said. “They all thought this could not be prosecuted.”

    I’m sure the people that don’t like Comey, and the conspiracy theory types, will present this as some sort of cover up but the initial reporting doesn’t make it seem that way.

    I’d like to know if IG reports are typically very black and white, making note of any violation no matter now meaningful? If so they can’t really be taken at face value. I’ve been involved in corporate audits in the past, and it’s not uncommon to have findings of technical violations that don’t really amount to much more than cleaning up paperwork. In my industry these are flagged as such. Do IG reports do the same thing?

    Time123 (457a1d)

  41. 38…its actually becausethe squishy KCMO suburbs are all on the Kansas side and that combined with Lawrence, Manhattan and the Chicano frontier towns of Garden City in the west part….

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  42. Time123 (457a1d) — 8/1/2019 @ 12:23 pm

    As I’ve said before, several times, I’d be surprised if any prosecutions come out of this.

    The bar was set with the Ted Stevens prosecutors, who pretty much got off with nothing, and that case was near slam dunk.

    Prosecutors are loath to prosecute fellow prosecutors.

    Munroe (4bb078)

  43. You can only seriously prosecute a Republican and send a swat team to your house for good measure, those are the shakes.

    Narciso (72d34b)

  44. “On racial equality, the Democrats didn’t start to change unil the 1930s.”

    Make that after WW 2. FDR did nothing for racial equality.

    True, Truman didn’t ingtegrate the army until 1948 and there was a big platform fight thst year at which Hubert Humphrey spoke, and the FHA discriminated in the 1930s, but there was enough to cause African Americans to switch parties between 1932 and 1936.

    http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/depwwii/race/

    Although most African Americans traditionally voted Republican, the election of President Franklin Roosevelt began to change voting patterns. Roosevelt entertained African-American visitors at the White House and was known to have a number of black advisors. …

    Still, discrimination occurred in New Deal housing and employment projects, and President Roosevelt, for political reasons, did not back all of the legislation favored by such groups as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). When the U.S. entered World War II, labor leader A. Philip Randolph threatened to organize a march on Washington to protest job discrimination in the military and other defense-related activities. In response, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, stating that all persons, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin, would be allowed to participate fully in the defense of the United States.

    We’re talking here January 1942. A threatened march on the capital, Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9346 in May 1943. so it;s hard to get this right,

    FDR was more verbal or implied support than anything else. There was the incident with Eleanor Roosevelt anc Marian Anderson and the Daughters of the american Revolution in 1939.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/18/arts/fresh-perspectives-on-the-dar-s-rebuff-of-marian-anderson.html

    For one thing, it appears that Miss Anderson’s request was refused not by the board of the D.A.R. but by Fred E. Hand, who throughout the 1930’s was the organization’s autocratic manager of Constitution Hall. He died in 1958.

    For another, the D.A.R., while certainly not blameless in the case, seems to have become a scapegoat for the pervasive and well-entrenched system of racial segregation that existed at the time in the nation’s capital. In trying to book a suitable hall, Miss Anderson’s representatives were turned down not only by Constitution Hall but also by the board of education in the District of Columbia.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  45. @33. ‘FDR did nothing for racial equality.’

    There’s a helluva lot of dead Nazis who’d beg to disagree.

    But then, they’re dead Nazis.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  46. Right and strom Thurmond was a colonel on the ground in Normandy, so by that standards.

    Narciso (72d34b)

  47. Yes, DCSCA, but those who got captured and sent to camps in the southern U.S. got the run of the house, hell probably got the 4F mailman treatment from the ladies.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  48. @46. The 442nd’s standards were higher.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  49. Yeah and FDR killed a lot of people of color. And Germans who weren’t Nazis. And helped a lot of Communists. And put Japanese Americans in Concentration camps. And had a Jim Crow Armed Forces. And did nothing about Lynching. And had a 2nd Home in racist Georgia.

    But otherwise, he did a lot for racial equality.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  50. I’d be interested to know if the memo in question is one that a knowledgeable person would expect to be classified or not.

    They’re talking about his memo documenting the infamous dinner conversation where Trump told him to deep-six the investigation of Flynn, aren’t they?

    That’s the only one I remember his discussing the release of in Congressional testimony.

    Dave (1bb933)

  51. roc must think sheehan is unbeatable to run that chump. have you listened to the audio of reagan calling black africans monkeys yet.

    lany (024198)

  52. @49. A lot of dead Nazis, the Master Race crowd, would agree.

    Get over yourself.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  53. See #16 for the new GOP musical interlude.

    Then swoon for the days of Racist Reagan going all Bonzo w/The Big Dick.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  54. FDR did nothing for racial equality.’

    rcocean means in the United States

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  55. @54. Killing Nazis around the planet and rounding up 5th columnists stateside was American means to an end, Sammy.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  56. Busloads of illegal votes will be voting from Massachusetts and other New England states securing the fix for the dems. When Susan Collins is the most conservative hack in all of New England, the republican party has issues.

    mg (8cbc69)

  57. FDR’s wife was quite “progressive” in regard to race, in fact FDR’s opponents made up a famous piece of doggerel where he purportedly tells her:

    “You kiss the n*****s
    I’ll kiss the Jews
    We’ll stay in the White House
    As long as we choose”

    Dave (1bb933)

  58. I don’t know how to tell people this, but Jews are NOT a race. Poles and Slavs are NOT a race. The British are NOT a race. So FDR didn’t do anything for RACIAL equality by fighting the Nazis.

    Nazis hating Jews is not RACiSM. Nazis hating Slavs is not RACISM. Me hating German Nazis is NOT Racism. Racism is about RACE. Asian, white, brown, black, etc.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  59. Looks like we have some old boomers here, who love their hero FDR and can’t stand the truth.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  60. Good grief! I can’t turn my back for one minute with you kids. How did you get from Trump’s cabana boy Corey Lewandowski to four-term President FDR?

    nk (dbc370)

  61. @58. No, you don’t know how.

    ‘Judaism has been described as a religion, a race, a culture and a nation. All these descriptions have some validity.’ – source, http://www.jewfaq.org/judaism

    ‘The Nazi regime instituted laws discriminating against Jews, declared a race by the Nazis, and thus needed a working definition of who is a Jew as to its law-defined race system.’ – source, oyveywiki

    ‘Jews Are A Race Genes Reveal’ – source, https://forward.com/culture/155742/jews-are-a-race-genes-reveal/

    ‘Nazis hating Jews is not RACISM…’ etc., etc.’

    Guess what: Racist Reagan calling blacks ‘monkeys’ catting with Nixon is racism.

    Do get over yourself.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  62. Looking at his CV, he has no experience as an elected representative, just a career as a political operative, so the only thing he’s bringing to the table is his unquestioning loyalty to Trump. My party could and should do better.

    Paul Montagu (35419a)

  63. Scuffles interrupt Trump Rally in Cincinnati. Citizen[s] holding up ‘immigrants built America’ roughed up– Trump blames Democrat mayor.

    ‘Tomorrow belongs to me…

    Ein volk, ein Amerika, ein Trump.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  64. sagt der ältere Hitler-Fan

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  65. And FDR interning two generations of Japanese is what exactly,

    Narciso (72d34b)

  66. What did you expect? That town gave us Jerry Springer.

    urbanleftbehind (df798e)

  67. In a weird way, the internment of the Japanese away from the Pacific gave us West Coast Rap.

    urbanleftbehind (df798e)

  68. On the other hand, this will be a big loss:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/455872-texas-gop-lawmaker-will-hurd-retiring

    urbanleftbehind (df798e)

  69. So we have good, effective representatives such as Hurd and Conaway and Bishop leaving the House (the casualty list so far is eleven, not counting Amash leaving the GOP) and, in addition to Lewandowski, we have a publicity-stunt-seeking pro-Trump hack looking to run in Florida, a gal who is so obnoxious that she was kicked out of the last CPAC. What a Grand Old Party.

    Paul Montagu (35419a)

  70. Ein Klass, ein Welt, ein Party.

    Amerikan Liberals.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  71. Ein Klasse, Ein Welt, Ein Biden.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  72. Omg, Paul Montagu, Laura Loomer???

    Dana (fdf131)

  73. She has much chance of winning there as she would running in AOC’s district.

    Kishnevi (eb30e0)

  74. Loomer is running in the hopes that Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms that have banned her will be forced to unban because she’s a candidate, no matter how hopeless.

    Davethulhu (bc6fa6)

  75. Well, Loomer has a 100% chance of losing in the general, and a good chance of losing in the primary, but that’s a lot of time between now and then for her to execute her political publicity stunt.
    I’ll wager that even AirBnB has banned her.

    Paul Montagu (abf2de)


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