Sherrod Brown says he has 'no real timetable' for deciding on 2020 presidential run

Sherrod Brown says he has 'no real timetable' for deciding on 2020 presidential run
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Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownHillary Clinton has said she'd consider 2020 race if she thought she could win: report Democrats jump into Trump turf war over student loans Critics pounce as Facebook crypto project stumbles MORE (D-Ohio) said Sunday that he has "no real timetable" for deciding whether to run for president in 2020, but argued the core message that won him reelection to the Senate could resonate with voters on a national level.

"I won my election because I talk about the dignity of work," Brown said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"Whether I run or not, I’m hopeful that narrative, that message begins to be part of the narrative among my colleagues who want to be president, who have dreamed of it, frankly, for longer than I have," he added.


Brown expressed confidence that message could allow more progressive firebrands like Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — ObamaCare premiums dropping for 2020 | Warren, Buttigieg shift stances on 'Medicare for All' | Drug companies spend big on lobbying Mellman: Trumping peace and prosperity On The Money: Waters clashes with Trump officials over 'disastrous' housing finance plan | Dems jump into Trump turf war over student loans | House passes bill targeting anonymous shell companies MORE (D-Mass.) to win Ohio in a presidential election, despite the state voting for President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE in 2016 and electing another Republican governor earlier this month.

"I think that if people carry this message of the dignity of work, of honoring people and respecting work, make the contrast between the phony populism of Donald Trump … and the real populism where populism is not racist, it’s not anti-Semitic, it doesn’t push some people down to lift others up, I think any one of them can win my state," he said.

Brown emerged as a potential presidential candidate in the wake of his midterm victory over Republican Jim RenacciJames (Jim) B. RenacciDemocrats fear Ohio slipping further away in 2020 Medicare for All won't deliver what Democrats promise GOP rep: If Mueller had found collusion, 'investigation would have wrapped up very quickly' MORE, who had Trump's backing. The Democrat earned a third term even as state offices have increasingly gone Republican.

The senator, who has said he's mulling a bid, told NBC's Chuck Todd that he needs to discuss the matter with his family before coming to a decision.