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

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), 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 TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job 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.