Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown issued this statement today announcing that after his “Dignity of Work tour” he won’t be running for President.
By: Team Sherrod
First, I want to say thank you. Thank you for your support as I ran for re-election in Ohio, and thank you for your support as we traveled the country on the Dignity of Work tour.
I want you to be the first to know that we’ve decided the best place for me to continue fighting for the people of Ohio and for the dignity of all workers across the country is in the U.S. Senate. So, I will not run for President in 2020.
As you’ve heard me say many times, when you love this country, you fight for the people who make it work. I fight best when I bring joy to the battle. And I find that joy fighting for Ohio in the Senate. So, that’s where I can be most effective.
You know being President isn’t something I’ve dreamed of my whole life.
My goal for our tour was to make the dignity of work the centerpiece of the Democrats’ 2020 campaign because I believe that’s the way to beat Donald Trump, and it’s the way we should govern.
And we’ve done that.
Not only are other candidates starting to talk about the dignity of work, voters across the country are demanding it. From the farmers we met in Iowa, to the childcare workers we met in New Hampshire, the hotel workers in Nevada and the people struggling to overcome homelessness in South Carolina — it is clear the dignity of work is a value that unites all of us.
And I will keep making sure dignity of work is front and center in the 2020 campaign as I fight for it every day in the U.S. Senate.
So as I think about the work we have left to do — from making sure truck drivers and coal miners get the retirement they earned, to combating addiction, to helping the workers who were laid off in Lordstown — I am convinced the best place for me to make that fight is in the Senate.
And believe me, we will fight.
I will continue calling out President Trump’s phony populism and holding him accountable for betraying workers in Ohio and across the country. And I will do everything I can to elect a Democratic President and a Democratic Senate in 2020.