Sherrod Brown seeks Obama meeting as he weighs 2020 run: report

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), who is openly considering a presidential bid in 2020, is looking to meet with former President Obama, according to Politico.

Politico reported that Brown's staff is working to arrange a meeting between the two. 

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Obama has already met with other possible candidates for the Democratic nomination, including Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeTrump says he'll watch Democratic debate while en route to Japan 'because I have to' O'Rourke: Cash reparations policy 'stops the conversation' on the issue Biden leads among Hispanic voters in key states: polls MORE (D-Texas) and former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.  

Brown also spoke recently with Christie Vilsack, the wife of Tom VilsackThomas James VilsackUSDA: Farm-to-school programs help schools serve healthier meals OVERNIGHT MONEY: House poised to pass debt-ceiling bill MORE, a former Iowa governor and Obama agriculture secretary, Tom Vilsack told Politico. 

Brown has not committed to running in 2020 but said last month that he is "seriously thinking" about making a bid.

“We’re seriously thinking about it. We’re seriously talking about it with family, with friends and with political allies who have come to me about this," he said on ABC's "This Week" at the time.

Brown could give Democrats an advantage in the key swing state of Ohio, which President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump campaign buys full page ads in Miami newspapers ahead of Dem debates Trump administration's 'forced diplomacy' with Iran isn't working Roy Moore trails Republican field in Alabama MORE won in 2016. Brown last month won election to a third term in the Senate.