WASHINGTON D.C. - As many Democrats are tossing their hat into the ring for the 2020 presidential nomination, one major name is removing himself from consideration.
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown announced Thursday that he would not seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. In a statement, Brown said that he believes the best place for him is still the U.S. Senate.
"We’ve decided the best place for me to continue fighting for the people of Ohio and for the dignity of all workers across the country is in the U.S. Senate. So, I will not run for President in 2020," Brown wrote.
Brown says he wants to make concerns he heard from American workers on his recent "Dignity of Work" tour the focus of the 2020 campaign.
"So as I think about the work we have left to do — from making sure truck drivers and coal miners get the retirement they earned, to combating addiction, to helping the workers who were laid off in Lordstown — I am convinced the best place for me to make that fight is in the Senate."