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WITHDRAWN: Sherrod Brown 2020

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Post by Addie » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:33 am

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Sherrod Brown: Rumpled, Unvarnished and Just Maybe a Candidate for President

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One after another, the Democratic candidates in Ohio fell.

But there was Senator Sherrod Brown celebrating his re-election last Tuesday night at a hotel ballroom before a crowd of anxious revelers.

“Let our country — let our nation’s citizens, our Democratic Party, my fellow elected officials all over the country — let them all cast their eyes towards the heartland,” Mr. Brown said from the stage, dispelling the sense of disappointment that had begun to descend.

Then, his gravelly voice rasping out a crescendo, he made it clear where he thought his party could forge its path to success: his triumphant campaign, he said, was the “blueprint for America for 2020.” The revelers roared.

If his victory speech seemed to double as a calling card for a possible presidential run, there was good reason. Not only had Mr. Brown won his third term in this crucial battleground that President Trump claimed by eight points, he was the only major Democrat to win a statewide seat in Ohio.

Almost immediately, some Democrats began to wonder if Mr. Brown possessed the secret to retaking a state that seemed to be steadily slipping from their grasp.

A week later — after insisting for years that a run for president was far off his radar — Mr. Brown has begun wondering aloud if he should have the world’s most important job after all.

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Post by fierceredpanda » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:36 am

He shouldn't run for POTUS. It would cost the Democrats a Senate seat, at a time when it is increasingly clear that a President without a Senate majority will be incapable of installing judges and Cabinet officers. If anything, Brown should consider running for Governor of Ohio in 4 years, so he would be in a position to appoint his own successor. But he won't do that, because the Governor of Ohio is term-limited, whereas he can be a US Senator forever if he wants to. But at this point, I'm not down with giving up any Senate seats to take the White House.
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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:00 pm

Senator Brown is on Chris Hayes' show right now looking at running, although not quite out there yet. Link when available.

My favorite ticket so far: Brown/Warren or Warren/Brown.

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/sherro ... t-in-2020/
Brown plans to visit Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina -- all states that are early in the presidential primary schedule for the 2020 elections.

He soared to re-election in November, even as Republicans claimed all other statewide elected seats. He is known for his populist economic positions, and his distrust of free trade.

Brown's interview comes hours after a fellow Democratic senator, New York's Kirsten Gillibrand, announced that she was launching an exploratory committee for president. She threw her hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination in an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" airing Tuesday night.


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Post by Addie » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:58 pm

I like Sherrod Brown a whole lot :thumbs:

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:02 pm

I do too. He is REAL...as opposed to the orange pretender to the presidency.
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Post by Addie » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:03 pm

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Republicans are preparing for a Sherrod Brown 2020 campaign

A Republican political action committee is taking the possibility of a Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) presidential bid seriously, and their opposition research has already begun.

The America Rising PAC, a group allied with President Trump, is doing opposition research on Brown's wife, Connie Schultz, BuzzFeed News reports. Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and outspoken critic of Trump who described herself as "the woman [Trump] hates" in an interview with Politico. She teaches journalism at Kent State University and would reportedly be visible on the campaign trail should Brown decide to run.

After Brown was re-elected to the Senate in November, America Rising filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain Schultz's Kent State University records, looking for her "contracts and performance evaluations," says BuzzFeed News. They reportedly received 37 pages worth of material. The PAC in a statement said that it wants to "ensure all publicly available information about a candidate is made known to voters." An adviser to Brown told BuzzFeed that it's "no surprise" that Republicans are "worried" about Brown's 2020 potential.

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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:36 pm

The Right has always gone after him with a special viciousness from the first time he ran. I've donated to him since his first run at the Senate.

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Post by Foggy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:59 am

We already have a Sherrod Brown 2020 thread. I like him, but I'm merging them.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:05 am

Foggy wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:59 am
We already have a Sherrod Brown 2020 thread. I like him, but I'm merging them.
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Post by Addie » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:12 pm

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Sherrod Brown: "I Could Beat Trump In Ohio And New York"

Sen. Sherrod Brown says he could defeat President Donald Trump in Ohio and New York in 2020, even though he won't say if he's running for president yet.

"I would say that I will beat Trump in Ohio, where they know me best. I'll beat him in my home state and I'll beat him in his home state of New York, where they know him best," the Ohio Democrat told Van Jones on CNN's "The Van Jones Show," airing Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

Brown said he is still weighing a presidential bid with his family and said he likes the diversity and energy in an increasingly crowded Democratic field. He is going on a listening tour about "the dignity of work" in four early primary states.

"Too many national Democrats think that we either speak to the progressive base or you speak to the workers," Brown said. "When in fact, it's not an either-or, you got to do both."

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Post by Addie » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:25 am

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Despite temp of 4 below, more than 300 show up for Sherrod Brown's kick-off rally

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — History will record that it was 4 degrees below zero when America’s 46th president launched the campaign that won an improbable bid for the White House.

Or not.

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown rallied home-state supporters Wednesday night on the eve of heading to Iowa to launch a multi-state Dignity of Work tour that will play a critical role in deciding whether the Democrat formally will join the multitude seeking the 2020 nomination.

“We fight for our progressive values. We fight for the dignity of work. It’s who we are. It’s how we govern. It’s how we won. And it’s how we’ll win in 2020,” Brown told more than 300 who showed up despite the deep freeze.

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Post by Slim Cognito » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:38 am

Addie wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:12 pm
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Sherrod Brown: "I Could Beat Trump In Ohio And New York"

Sen. Sherrod Brown says he could defeat President Donald Trump in Ohio and New York in 2020, even though he won't say if he's running for president yet.

"I would say that I will beat Trump in Ohio, where they know me best. I'll beat him in my home state and I'll beat him in his home state of New York, where they know him best," the Ohio Democrat told Van Jones on CNN's "The Van Jones Show," airing Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

Brown said he is still weighing a presidential bid with his family and said he likes the diversity and energy in an increasingly crowded Democratic field. He is going on a listening tour about "the dignity of work" in four early primary states.

"Too many national Democrats think that we either speak to the progressive base or you speak to the workers," Brown said. "When in fact, it's not an either-or, you got to do both."
To be fair, a corner hotdog vender could beat trump in NY.
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:06 pm

Slim Cognito wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:38 am
Addie wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:12 pm
CNN
Sherrod Brown: "I Could Beat Trump In Ohio And New York"

Sen. Sherrod Brown says he could defeat President Donald Trump in Ohio and New York in 2020, even though he won't say if he's running for president yet.

"I would say that I will beat Trump in Ohio, where they know me best. I'll beat him in my home state and I'll beat him in his home state of New York, where they know him best," the Ohio Democrat told Van Jones on CNN's "The Van Jones Show," airing Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.

Brown said he is still weighing a presidential bid with his family and said he likes the diversity and energy in an increasingly crowded Democratic field. He is going on a listening tour about "the dignity of work" in four early primary states.

"Too many national Democrats think that we either speak to the progressive base or you speak to the workers," Brown said. "When in fact, it's not an either-or, you got to do both."
To be fair, a corner hotdog vender could beat trump in NY.
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Post by Addie » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:41 pm

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Brown pledges to be most pro-union 2020 candidate if he runs

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrat Sherrod Brown is bringing his pro-worker message to Las Vegas casino workers who are members of what’s considered Nevada’s most powerful labor union.

Brown is eyeing a run for the White House in 2020 and said Saturday that if he runs, he’ll be the most pro-union candidate in the field.

His visit with members of the Culinary Union Saturday kicked off his trip to the early Western caucus state.

The Ohio senator is the first potential contender to hold an event with the heavily Latino-union though other potential and announced 2020 contenders have had private meetings with union leaders in recent months.

Brown is scheduled to meet with Nevada Democrats at a brewery in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson later Saturday.

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Post by MN-Skeptic » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:36 pm

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will not run for president in 2020
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will not run for president in 2020.

Brown, a Cleveland Democrat, announced today that he has “decided the best place for me to continue fighting for Ohio and for the dignity of workers across the country, all workers, is to stay in the U.S. Senate.”

He said he made the decision Wednesday after saying as recently as a few days ago that he would decide whether he’d run by the end of this month.

Brown, who was re-elected to the Senate to a third six-year term last year, had recently visited several early primary/caucus states including Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

“Being president isn’t something I have dreamed of my whole life or even for years,” Brown said. “My goal for our tour is to make the dignity of work the centerpiece of the Democrats’ 2020 campaign because I believe that’s the way to beat Donald Trump.”

Brown said he “wrestled” with the decision, but “it’s not fear of any specific opponent, it wasn’t process, it wasn’t money” that led him to opt not to run.

“I will keep calling out Donald Trump and his phony populism,” he said. “I will keep fighting for all workers across the country. And I will do everything I can to elect a Democratic president and a Democratic Senate in 2020. The best place for me to make that fight is in the United States Senate.”

When asked if he would run for vice president, Brown said he doesn’t “aspire to be vice president.”
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Post by Reality Check » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:52 pm

I think Brown would make a great president but we really need that Senate seat too. Good for him. :clap:
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Post by AndyinPA » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:54 pm

I'm also glad he made this decision. He could be a good vice presidential candidate, but I don't think he'll go there. Having a national presidential/vice presidential from Ohio might be enough to swing Ohio, but I think Ohio is less of a swing state than it used to be.

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