NPR - January 16, 2019 - READ FULL STORY
Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown took a step towards a 2020 presidential campaign, announcing a tour of states holding early presidential primaries next year.
Seeking to counter President Trump's appeal to white, working-class voters that helped him flip Ohio and other key midwestern states, Brown is launching a "Dignity of Work" tour through Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.
THE NATION - January 11, 2019 - READ FULL STORY
What’s the Ohio senator’s greatest appeal among grassroots Democrats? Authenticity, with a long track record of defending workers and fighting Wall Street and corporate power.
How Sherrod Brown Turned His Rumpled Authenticity Into A Brand — And Gave Himself A Good Story To Tell In 2020
BUZZFEED – December 20, 2018 – READ FULL STORY
Decades of work have brought Ohio’s populist senator Sherrod Brown and Connie Schultz — a united team — to the precipice of a presidential campaign.
NEW YORKER – December 13, 2018 – READ FULL STORY
Sherrod Brown, the liberal Democratic senator from Ohio, has often seemed a politician from the radio era, with a baritone thick with particulate matter, suits whose pressed lines disintegrate as the day wears on, and curly gray hair that can swell into an accidental bouffant. When Brown appeared on CNN two weeks ago with his hair neatly trimmed, it prompted speculation about whether he was débuting a more polished look for a Presidential run
NOW THIS – December 4, 2018 – READ FULL STORY
“Sherrod Brown called out the Trump administration for abandoning workers affected by the GM layoffs.
“The same week that General Motors announced the stopping of production where over 5,000 workers at the GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, northeast Ohio, would lose their jobs, Wall Street celebrated, the stock price for General Motors went up,” he explained. “There is no interest from the federal government, from the Trump administration. There’s simply no interest in fighting for workers.”
Trump campaigned on a promise to bring auto jobs to areas like Ohio, but the tax law create an incentive to move jobs overseas. Senator Brown also said that the White House “looks like a retreat for Wall Street executives.”
New York Times – November 15, 2018 – READ FULL STORY
“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.”
PRESS RELEASE – December 17, 2018 – READ FULL RELEASE
Cleveland, Ohio – Today, the Committee to Draft Sherrod Brown for President 2020 officially launched in Ohio – a state President Donald Trump carried by 8 points, but reelected Senator Sherrod Brown to a third term last last month by 6 points. Running on a platform of the dignity of work and improved economic opportunities for American workers, Brown defeated one of Trump’s first Congressional endorsers…
Toledo Blade – November 27, 2018 – READ FULL STORY
“Though his re-election to the United States Senate is not even officially certified, Sherrod Brown, the senior and Democratic senator from Ohio has let it be known that he is exploring a run for President in 2020.
Mr. Brown is lunch bucket middle American like Joe Biden, but younger. (Mr. Biden is 76. Mr Brown is 66.) He is a populist, like Bernie Sanders, but younger. (Mr. Sanders is a year older than Mr. Biden.) And he wins, and wins, and wins in Ohio — the electoral and maybe psychological and sociological key to presidential politics.
Any Democrat can win California or Connecticut. Not every Democrat can win in Ohio or, apparently these days, Michigan or Pennsylvania.”
Columbus Dispatch – November 12, 2018 – READ FULL STORY
“Sen. Sherrod Brown, who won a third term last week to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate, said Monday he is considering running for president in 2020.
Brown, a Democrat who won re-election Tuesday by about 6 percentage points, said he’s hearing “sort of a crescendo” of interest in him seeking the White House, be it through his wife Connie Schultz’s Facebook page, or through calls or emails. “We’re hearing it increase, so we’re thinking about it as a result,” he said, adding, “we’re not close to saying yes.”