If there is a common denominator for all members of Donald Trump’s inner circle, it is often an unpopular willingness to literally fight for their boss. Corey Lewandowski embodies just about everything Trump would want from an ally: tough, loyal, and always ready to fight.
An experienced political agent, Corey Lewandowski had worked with several congressmen and senators, helping them formulate and implement election strategies, but he had never done this with a presidential candidate and certainly never with a candidate as unorthodox as Trump.
The chemistry between the two was just right after he was invited to the 26th floor of Trump Tower in December 2014 on the recommendation of a Trump employee. He convinced Trump that he would work harder than anyone else if given the opportunity. What he lacked in experience, he made up for with burning determination and a fierce temperament – a combination that Trump seems to enjoy.
Corey Lewandowski’s Bio
Corey, who is of Polish descent, was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, where he also attended a nonprofit high school – Lowell Catholic High School. He holds a degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and a master’s degree in political science from the American University in Washington DC.
In 1994, while still a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts, Corey first tried his hand at politics when he ran for an open seat in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He lost to the Democrat Thomas Golden Jr., who, by the way, grew up on the same street as Corey.
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After his defeat, Corey, while studying for his master’s degree in Washington, compiled a list of all the congressmen who won their election with less than 55% of the votes cast. His offer was plain and simple: “Let me run your next campaign and drive your numbers up”. After several unsuccessful attempts, he was asked by Ohio Republican Congressman Bob Ney to lead his campaign. Ney won and hired Corey as his administrative assistant, a position he held from December 1997 to February 2001.
After leaving Ney’s office, he was recruited by the Republican National Committee to oversee legislative/political affairs in the Northeast.
Corey Lewandowski was back in his favorite place – the campaign trail as campaign manager and communications director for the 2002 re-election campaign for New Hampshire Senator Robert Smith.
Between 2008 and 2015, Corey Lewandowski served as regional director for the East Coast and later as national director of voter registration for Americans for Prosperity.
When it became clear that Trump would run for president, Lewandowski was hired as campaign manager and became part of President Trump’s closest associates. The kitchen cabinet at the time included Hope Hicks, Dan Scavino, Michael Glassner, and several others.
As Trump’s campaign manager, Corey operated with the idea of always “let the trump be,” words that appeared on the blackboard in his office. As campaign manager, he was not far from controversy and was accused on more than one occasion of physically handling journalists and Trump dissidents at political rallies. In March 2016, Lewandowski was indicted for physically handling a reporter, Michelle Fields, with a battery.
After months of rumors about power games within the Trump camp, Corey Lewandowski was dismissed from his duties as a campaign manager. Corey has maintained his support for the Trump policy and remains a political commentator who appears frequently on CNN and Fox News, among others.
Corey Lewandowski’s Net Worth
Corey’s career path has not been easy. He worked as a media commentator, lobbyist, and served the Republican Party as legislative political director for the Northeast region. He was also Executive Director of the New England Seafood Producers Association. He even served as a Naval Patrol Officer.
As Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski made $20,000 a month. Of all his income sources, Corey had a net worth of $5 million
Corey Lewandowski got to know Alison Hardy when she was just an eighth-grader and he himself was only one grade ahead. The childhood romance blossomed through high school and college, but for some unknown reason, Alison married one of Corey’s closest friends, Brian Kinney, in 1998.
A tragedy occurred when Brian boarded a United Airlines flight 175 at Logan International Airport Boston on September 11, 2001, to meet a client in California. The ill-fated flight was hijacked by terrorists and was routed to the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York.
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United in mourning, they rekindled their romance and married in 2005. The couple and their four children visit Kinney’s grave every memorial day.
There is no definitive information on Corey Lewandowski’s height, but what is certain is that the former Trump campaign manager is of small stature, most likely around 5 feet 6 inches.