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

Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownHigh stakes as Trump, Dems open drug price talks Pollster says current 2020 surveys like picking best picture Oscar before movies come out Shep Smith: Signing funding bill is a 'loss' for Trump no matter how it's packaged MORE (D-Ohio) on Sunday joked that Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 Dems ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters 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 WarrenDNC punts on measure to reduce role of corporate PAC money Bill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 Newsom endorses Kamala Harris for president MORE (Mass.) Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Sanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Newsom endorses Kamala Harris for president MORE (N.Y.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisKamala Harris shopping trip stirs Twitter campaign trail debate Sanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 MORE (Calif.) and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardDNC punts on measure to reduce role of corporate PAC money NBC, CNN to host first two Democratic presidential primary debates Exclusive: Biden almost certain to enter 2020 race MORE (Hawaii), among others.