Sherrod Brown says Cory Booker sounds ‘like me’ in campaign pitch

Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownLawmakers grapple with the future of America's workforce The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Restrictive state abortion laws ignite fiery 2020 debate On The Money: Mnuchin signals officials won't release Trump tax returns | Trump to hold off on auto tariffs | WH nears deal with Mexico, Canada on metal tariffs | GOP fears trade war fallout for farmers | Warren, regulator spar over Wells Fargo MORE (D-Ohio) on Sunday joked that Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDe Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Sanders pledges to only nominate Supreme Court justices that support Roe v. Wade From dive bars to steakhouses: How Iowa caucus staffers blow off steam MORE (D-N.J.) had co-opted both his message and his voice on the campaign trail in Iowa.

"It’s one thing for you to talk about the dignity of work, but to be willing to lose your voice to sound like me while doing it, that shows real commitment @CoryBooker," Brown tweeted.

"Fighting for the dignity of work is how we should govern and it’s how we win in 2020," he added.

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Booker, who has announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, spoke during a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, about the need to appreciate all professions.

"I want to challenge everybody in this room to understand that there is dignity in all work and career professions," Booker said, calling for the implementation of apprenticeship programs that would provide more pathways to viable careers.

Booker's pitch closely aligned with the title of Brown’s previously announced “Dignity of Work” tour across the country. Brown campaigned last year on the concept of the "dignity of work" during his reelection bid.

While Booker has thrown his hat into the 2020 Democratic field, Brown has yet to definitively say whether he will run. The Ohio senator has said he believes he could defeat President Trump in states like Ohio and New York, and has said he will make a decision soon on whether to launch a bid.

A number of Democrats have declared their candidacy for president or formed exploratory committees, including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg jokes about holding town hall same night as 'Game of Thrones' finale Buttigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message Warren offers to help Twitter user with her love life MORE (Mass.) Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand says she would not detain immigrants De Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Gillibrand: 'President Trump has started a war on American women' MORE (N.Y.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisButtigieg defends appearing on Fox News: Many Americans don't hear Dems' message De Blasio pitches himself as tough New Yorker who can take on 'Don the con' Buttigieg condemns 'voices on Fox' for spreading 'fear' and 'lies' ahead of town hall appearance MORE (Calif.) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardGabbard says claim her campaign is getting boost from Putin apologists is 'fake news' Momentum builds behind push to pass laws enshrining abortion rights Poll: Biden is only Dem candidate that beats Trump outside of margin of error MORE (Hawaii), among others.