Sherrod Brown ‘Seriously’ Considering 2020 Run, Cites ‘Crescendo’ Of Support

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November 12, 2018 12:31 p.m.

Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is “seriously” considering a bid for the presidency in 2020, saying on Monday that he’s reached a “crescendo” of support for such a campaign.

Brown, who won his Senate race for reelection last week, told the Columbus Dispatch that his first priority is to focus on reaching out to American workers.

“We’ll see later on about the presidential race,” said Brown. “But we are thinking about it for the first time seriously.”

The Democrat pointed to “sort of a crescendo” of support for a presidential campaign via calls and emails.

“We’re hearing it increase, so we’re thinking about it as a result,” said Brown.

Connie Schultz, Brown’s wife, confirmed that “[w]e’re thinking about it.”

Ohio voted for President Donald Trump in 2016, making the Democrat a target in the 2018 midterms. However, Brown beat Republican challenger Jim Renacci by a little over 6 points.

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