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Corey Lewandowski

Corey Lewandowski

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Corey Lewandowski
Born September 18, 1973 (age 42)
Lowell, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Massachusetts Lowell
American University
Known for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign
Corey Lewandowski (born September 18, 1973) is an American political advisor. He is the manager of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.[1][2][3][4] Prior to this, Lewandowski ran Americans for Prosperity's national voter-registration effort.[4]


Early life

Corey Lewandowski was raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, and graduated from Lowell Catholic High School in 1991.[5] After graduating from high school, he went to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell; he graduated in 1995 with a BA in Political Science.[6] In 1997 he earned a master's degree in Political Science from American University.[7][8]


Early work in politics

In 1994, while still an undergraduate college student, he ran for the 16th Middlesex district seat of the Massachusetts House of Representatives; he lost to Thomas Golden, a Democrat. He then worked on many political campaigns before earning his MA at American University. After completing this degree in 1997, Lewandowski interned for Massachusetts State Senator Steven C. Panagiotakos, a Democrat. He also worked on campaign for Peter G. Torkildsen who with Peter I. Blute were the last Republican members of the US House delegation from Massachusetts. Lewandowski worked on Ohio Republican Bob Ney's campaign.[9] He previously worked for the Republican National Committee which he left in 2001.[1]
In 2001, Lewandowski served as campaign manager for Republican U.S. Senator Robert C. Smith of New Hampshire.[10]

Business work

From 2003 to 2004, Lewandowski served as the executive director of the New England Seafood Producers Association.[11] From 2004 to 2012, Lewandowski was a lobbyist with Schwartz MSL, a Boston-based public affairs firm that represents clients in the technology, healthcare, and green energy sectors.[citation needed]

Return to politics

In 2011, Lewandowski worked for Americans for Prosperity as its New Hampshire director.[12] He criticized the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a cap-and-trade system for state utilities, saying "it does nothing to reduce greenhouse gases because jobs and businesses just move to other states."[12]
Lewandowski left AFP around January 2015.[4]
In 2012, while still working for Americans for Prosperity, Lewandowski ran unsuccessfully for the town treasurer of Windham, his adopted hometown. He ran on the premise that Windham needed to be more transparent about its budget.[13]

Trump 2016 presidential campaign

Lewandowski first met Trump in 2014 at a political event in New Hampshire.[2] Six months before Trump announced his campaign, Lewandowski was invited to Trump Tower where he accepted an offer from Trump to run his campaign.[9][14]
Lewandowski's playbook running Trump's campaign has been “Let Trump be Trump” and those words appear on his office white board.[15] Trump himself described Lewandowski's approach by saying that “he leaves me alone, but he knows when to make his presence felt”.[16]
After a win in New Hampshire on February 9, 2016, Trump acknowledged Lewandowski's role in the win by praising his ground game.[17]

Michelle Fields incident and battery charge

On March 8, 2016, Michelle Fields, a reporter for Breitbart News, alleged she was yanked out of the way and bruised by Lewandowski while attempting to pose a question to candidate Donald Trump while he was exiting a room in the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida following a press conference. Ben Terris of the Washington Post identified Lewandowski as the man who yanked her.[18][19][20] The Trump campaign denied the allegations despite video evidence showing the altercation.[21][22][23][24][25]
On March 29, 2016, Lewandowski was charged with one count of simple battery by the Jupiter Police Department for the March 8 incident. A court date was set for May 4, 2016, after Lewandowski surrendered himself to the authorities. He released a statement maintaining his innocence. The Jupiter Police also released closed-circuit video of the incident taken by an overhead camera at the Trump National Golf Club resort.[26][27][28]

Other alleged physical incidents at campaign rallies

Later in March, Lewandowski was again the center of another incident in Tucson, Arizona.[29][30] Lewandowski was said to have grabbed an uncooperative protester by the collar at an event in on March 19, 2016, after asking him to leave.[29][31][32][30][33] The campaign denied the allegation.[29][30]


  • Ben Schreckinger and Cate Martel (July 22, 2015). The man behind Donald Trump's run. Politico. Retrieved: July 23, 2015.
  • External links

  • Amber Phillips (July 23, 2015). Meet the man behind Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The Washington Post. Retrieved: July 23, 2015.

  • Reid J. Epstein (July 23, 2015). Q&A: Your Questions About the GOP Presidential Field, Answered. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved: July 23, 2015.

  • S.V. Dáte (July 7, 2015). Donald Trump Is Buying a New Hampshire Campaign Wholesale. National Journal. Retrieved: July 23, 2015.

  • "On the stump for Trump: Lowell native Corey Lewandowski running presidential campaign". The Lowell Sun. July 24, 2015. Retrieved March 14, 2016.

  • "Trumpeting The Donald". University of Massachusetts at Lowell website. Retrieved March 14, 2016.

  • "Organization of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. - Staff, Advisors and Supporters". p2016.org. Retrieved March 14, 2016.

  • "Donald Trump 2016: The man behind his run - POLITICO". Politico. Retrieved March 14, 2016.

  • "On the stump for Trump: Lowell native Corey Lewandowski running presidential campaign". lowellsun.com.

  • Ayres,, B. Drummond, Jr. (December 16, 2001). "Mideast Hot Potatoes Fly in New Hampshire". The New York Times. p. A34.

  • "Can Corey Lewandowski save New England's seafood industry?". July 16, 2003.

  • "How to Live Freer in New Hampshire; With all eyes on Wisconsin this past week, overlooked has been the conservative policy changes that are moving ahead in New Hampshire.". Wall Street Journal. February 25, 2011.

  • "Lewandowski Announces Candidacy for Town Treasurer". Windham Patch. January 19, 2012.

  • "Trump Organization".

  • "Meet the Man Who Helps Trump Be Trump". Wall Street Journal. February 10, 2016.

  • "For His Unconventional Campaign, Donald Trump Looks to an Unorthodox Manager". New York Times. September 3, 2015.

  • "Meet Donald Trump's Alter Ego". New Hampshire Public Radio. February 22, 2016.

  • "Inside Trump’s inner circle, his staffers are willing to fight for him. Literally.". Washington Post. March 10, 2016.

  • "Exclusive: Transcript of female Breitbart reporter allegedly being roughed up by Trump campaign manager". Politico. March 10, 2016.

  • "Video Shows Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Grabbing Reporter Michelle Fields". Daily Beast. March 11, 2016.

  • "Breitbart Rolls Over After Reporter ‘Grabbed’ by Trump Aide". Daily Beast. March 9, 2016.

  • "Michelle Fields: In Her Own Words". Breitbart News. March 10, 2016.

  • "Trump Campaign Denies Breitbart Reporter's Assault Accusation". ABC News. March 10, 2016.

  • Video of Corey Lewandowski grabbing Michelle Fields in YouTube. Retrieved: March 12, 2016.

  • "'Kelly File' EXCLUSIVE: Reporter Accuses Trump Campaign Manager of Assault". Fox News. March 12, 2016.

  • "Trump campaign manager Lewandowski charged with battery". CNBC. March 29, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2016.

  • "Trump aide charged with misdemeanor battery vs. ex-Breitbart reporter". Palm Beach Post. March 29, 2016.

  • Tesfaye, Sophia (March 29, 2016). "Busted! Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski officially charged with assaulting ex-Breitbart staffer". Salon. Retrieved March 29, 2016.

  • Jacobs, Ben (2016-03-20). "Trump campaign denies manager grabbed protester at Arizona rally". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-03-21.

  • "Trump Campaign Denies Campaign Manager Grabbed Protester". ABC News. 2016-03-21. Retrieved 2016-03-21.

  • "Donald Trump's campaigner was filmed grabbing a protester by the collar". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-03-21.

  • "Trump faults protesters over violence, not their assailants - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2016-03-21.


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