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

Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownThe Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment On The Money: Senators unload on Facebook cryptocurrency | Tech giants on defensive at antitrust hearing | Democrats ask Labor Department to investigate Amazon warehouses Hillicon Valley: Senators unload on Facebook cryptocurrency plan | Trump vows to 'take a look' at Google's ties to China | Google denies working with China's military | Tech execs on defensive at antitrust hearing | Bill would bar business with Huawei 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 TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist 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.