WASHINGTON (WCMH) — Ohio Senator and rumored 2020 presidential candidate Sherrod Brown is hitting the road.
Brown, the only Democrat to win a statewide office in 2018’s midterm election, is launching a tour of states that all cast pivotal early votes in the 2020 presidential primaries. He will kick off his “Dignity of Work” tour in Cleveland on Jan. 30 before traveling to Iowa on Jan. 31. From there, he’ll head to New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.
“Dignity of work means hard work should pay off for everyone, no matter who you are or what kind of work you do,” Brown said in a press release. “When work has dignity everyone can afford health care, education and housing. They have power over their schedules and the economic security to start a family, pay for daycare and college, take time off to care for themselves or their families when they are sick, and save for retirement.”
Brown’s tour is a key step as the senator considers whether to launch a campaign for the White House. Rumors that Brown will enter the presidential primary started swirling after his re-election in November when he ousted Republican challenger Jim Renacci, a strong supporter of President Donald Trump.
Brown called it proof that “progressives can win — and win decisively — in the heartland.”