COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown has teased for weeks at a possible presidential run in 2020, but on Thursday the Democrat announced he will not make a bid for the White House next year.
Brown’s decision comes after he wrapped up his “Dignity of Work” tour, which took the senator to several early primary states to put the struggles of the working class on the radar for the presidential election. Brown calls his tour a “mission accomplished” and continuing his work in Congress is the best place for him to make an impact for Ohioans.
“I set off on this Dignity of Work tour to get more people —candidates, voters — talking about the importance of respecting work and dignity of work,” he said, stating that he has never had a lifelong ambition to be president.
Brown said he is not ready to endorse another candidate but he looks forward to speaking with candidates about making dignity of work a cornerstone of the campaign for whoever wins the Democratic nomination.