Lewandowski's Senate run probably won't be staffed by the best people


Corey Lewandowski is bragging that he's talking to the best people in town to help him run his campaign for Senate. Given his past, that's unlikely.

Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign manager, went on John Fredericks' radio show to talk about his possible run for Congress in New Hampshire. He ended up saying more than he likely intended to.

When talking to Fredericks, who calls himself "America's Godzilla of truth," Lewandowski bragged about how he's talking to everyone in town about working on his campaign: "I know the guys who take money off the top of things and line their own pockets and I know the real workers here and over the past days and weeks I've been talking to all those people."


Of course, that ends up sounding like Lewandowski is talking to both the scammers and the workers, which is presumably not what he meant. But even a charitable reading isn't all that great for Lewandowski. As someone who was forced to resign from his consulting firm for failing to register as a lobbyist and functionally selling access to Trump, Lewandowski is hardly someone you want to listen to about best practices.

After helping install Trump in the White House, Lewandowski moved on to amassing foreign clients at his consulting firm, Avenue Strategies. He didn't last very long, however, as he stepped down in early May of 2017, less than four months after Trump took office. Before he left, though, an arm of the consulting firm had been soliciting clients in Eastern Europe by telling them they could get access to Pence and Trump. Other lobbyists asserted that Lewandowski was personally pitching clients by bragging he had direct access to Trump.

However, Lewandowski never got around to actually registering as a lobbyist. Other lobbyists worried about him ignoring the rules while simultaneously boasting of his line to the Trump White House. That boldness even worried White House officials.

Lewandowski might be bragging that he knows "the best political consultants in the country" but it certainly seems unlikely they'd want to work with him.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.