Sherrod Brown says he is 'seriously thinking about' 2020 presidential bid

Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSunday shows - All eyes on Senate impeachment trial Senate Democrat: 'Fine' to hear from Hunter Biden Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers gear up for Senate impeachment trial MORE (D-Ohio), considered a potential candidate for president in 2020, said Sunday that he is "seriously thinking" about making a bid for the Democratic nomination.

Brown said during an appearance on ABC's "This Week" that he has been "overwhelmed by the number of people from around the country that have said we should think about doing this.”

“We’re seriously thinking about it. We’re seriously talking about it with family, with friends and with political allies who have come to me about this," he added.

Brown, who was reelected to the Senate earlier his month, added that he hopes his message of "the dignity of work" is a narrative among Democrats regardless of whether he runs. 

Brown, who has previously pushed that message while campaigning, noted that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE "won the industrial midwest" in 2016.

"To turn that around, I hope that candidates running in the Democratic primary talk about the dignity of work, talk about respecting work, talk about when you work hard and play by the rules, you ought to be able to get ahead," he said.

“We’ve seen profits go up. We’ve seen executive compensation explode. We’ve seen more productive workers, yet wages have been flat and as we’ve seen lots of heartache throughout my state and throughout the country," he added.