No 2020 White House Run for Senator Sherrod Brown

By Canadian Press	
	 		No 2020 White House run for Dem Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio				Mar 07 2019

After months of speculation and a tour of early primary states, Senator Sherrod Brown has announced he will not seek the Democratic party nomination for President in 2020. And he says his "Dignity of Work" tour has accomplished that because numerous candidates in the race are now talking more about those issues. He said his most effective role is in the Senate.

Brown had easily won re-election to the Senate in November in OH, even though Republicans captured every other statewide office.

Brown, a liberal with strong ties to the labor movement, had not registered significant support in most opinion polls of a Democratic field that includes better-known fellow senators such as Kamala Harris of California, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of MA.

Brown says he'll continue to call out what he calls Trump's "phony populism".

Believe me, we will fight. "The best place for me to make that fight is in the United States Senate", Brown said in a statement. Michael Bloomberg announced this week that he would not enter the race, as did Sen. Brown also said his family was fully on board with a run and that he had lined up staff.

"It is how we beat Trump, and it is how we should govern".

Brown's decision against a run removes an intriguing candidate from the field - albeit one who's not very well-known outside of his home state.

Brown, a progressive who has proven he can win in a Midwestern battleground state that helped elect Donald Trump in 2016, said he'll continue making the concerns of working-class American a prominent issue for the Democratic Party.

Brown, a fierce populist, won reelection in OH last fall even as every other Democratic statewide candidate fell far short, and has a proven track record of winning white working-class voters and carrying a Midwestern state that has moved hard towards the GOP in recent years. Both of them, Brown said, would stay active in the Democratic debate. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Politico noted.

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