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 BrownOnly four Dem senators have endorsed 2020 candidates Budowsky: 2020 Dems should debate on Fox Overnight Health Care: How 2020 Dems want to overhaul health care | Brooklyn parents sue over measles vaccination mandate | Measles outbreak nears record 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.

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Brown expressed confidence that message could allow more progressive firebrands like Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTim Ryan doesn't back impeachment proceedings against Trump Schiff: Democrats 'may' take up impeachment proceedings Trump claims Democrats' plans to probe admin will cost them 'big time' in 2020 MORE (D-Mass.) to win Ohio in a presidential election, despite the state voting for President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference 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. RenacciGOP rep: If Mueller had found collusion, ‘investigation would have wrapped up very quickly’ House Ethics Committee extends probe into Renacci Sherrod Brown says he has 'no real timetable' for deciding on 2020 presidential run 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.