Dignity of Work

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Voters from traditionally Democratic areas of Ohio who helped Donald Trump win the White House, are still behind him, according to an article this week in the New York Times.

It specifically mentions working class voters in the Mahoning Valley where General Motors has laid off some 5-thousand people over the past two years.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown is calling out President Donald Trump for what Brown calls “phony populism,” and he says Republicans should stand up to the president.

On NBC’s "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Brown was asked if Democrats moving too far left could alienate voters. He said it’s more important to note that the GOP is moving too far right.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, March 8:

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Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator says he won’t run for president in 2020. 

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Sen. Sherrod Brown wrapped up his “Dignity of Work” tour over the weekend with several stops in South Carolina.

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is starting the final leg of his tour of the early presidential primary and caucus states. As he visits South Carolina, Brown said he’s learned a lot as he gets closer to making a decision on a possible presidential run. 

Brown has been spreading his pro-worker message but said he’s learned about other concerns, such as funding for children’s initiatives.

Democrat Sherrod Brown spend most of his weekend in New Hampshire. As NHPR’s Josh Rogers reports, the Ohio Senator, who is positioning himself for presidential run, found receptive audiences across the state.

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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, Feb. 11:

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Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Senator is kicking off the second leg of his tour of the early presidential primary states. Sherrod Brown is closer to making a decision about a possible run for the White House.

Sherrod Brown said, like in Ohio, there are many Iowa communities dealing with the challenges of bad trade deals and globalization.

And Brown said people are gravitating towards his “Dignity of Work” message.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown wrapped up the first stop on his "Dignity of Work" listening tour in Iowa over the weekend, almost exactly one year before the state holds one of the first major contests of the 2020 presidential campaign.

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Ohio’s senior U.S. Senator has launched a tour of key presidential primary and caucus  states, but says he hasn’t yet decided if he’ll seek the Democratic nomination in 2020. Some campaign experts in Ohio shared their thoughts on Sherrod Brown’s “Dignity of Work” tour.

Former Democratic National Committee chair David Wilhelm managed President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign, and likes Brown’s approach.

“I think he has the sharpest message of any potential candidate so far,” Wilhelm said.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s supporters gave him a send-off Wednesday night before his tour of early presidential primary and caucus states.

Brown hasn’t officially launched a bid for the Democratic nomination, but has been working to insert his voice into the party’s growing presidential conversation. His “Dignity of Work” tour has stops scheduled in Iowa through Saturday, with visits expected in New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

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A lot of people are wondering whether Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown will run for president.

He’s dipping his toe in by visiting several early primary states on what he’s calling a “Dignity of Work” listening tour.

He’s kicking it off at a packaging company in Brunswick tonight and then heading to Iowa for a few days.

The senator says his decision to run won’t necessarily be based on this tour.