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

Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSherrod Brown on Trump pressuring GM: He 'finally woke up' Congress must break its addiction to unjust tax extenders Appeals court upholds Ohio law to defund Planned Parenthood clinics MORE (D-Ohio) on Sunday joked that Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerCNN to host town hall with Cory Booker in South Carolina O'Rourke sees 'a lot of wisdom' in abolishing Electoral College Gillibrand: Aide who claimed sexual harassment was 'believed' 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 WarrenDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery GOP rep to introduce constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court seats to 9 Warren introduces petition to end the Electoral College MORE (Mass.) Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGOP rep to introduce constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court seats to 9 Senate Dems petition Saudi king to release dissidents, US citizen Howard Schultz to be featured in Fox News town hall MORE (N.Y.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisGOP rep to introduce constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court seats to 9 CNN to host town hall with Cory Booker in South Carolina O'Rourke sees 'a lot of wisdom' in abolishing Electoral College MORE (Calif.) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardCNN to host town hall with Cory Booker in South Carolina Howard Schultz to be featured in Fox News town hall Klobuchar: Race, gender should not be litmus tests for 2020 Dem nominee MORE (Hawaii), among others.