Sherrod Brown brings Ohio with him — that’s the dream many Dems see when they look at the 3-term Democratic senator from Ohio. Because a flip of Ohio, which Donald Trump won in 2016, may be what the Democrats need to regain the presidency after Hillary Clinton failed to capitalize on Barack Obama‘s popularity as an incumbent. (Obama won Ohio in 2008 and 2012.)
Brown is admired for his authenticity and for strongly standing his ground for his constituency, which includes his very good relationship with industrial unions. Brown’s attractiveness as a candidate may well be summed up by his own words in a recent tweet: “we need to do away with Trump’s tax scam and replace it with a tax code that incentivizes corporations to invest in their workers, while keeping jobs in the U.S.” That’s Brown in a nutshell, and it’s remarkably similar to what Donald Trump promised in 2016 before his tax cut that has been widely seen as a giveaway to the rich. (Or as Brown puts it: “Trump’s tax scam.”)
Brown, who often looks charmingly rumpled, knows and works for the people who, as it’s said, “shower after work, not before work.” Brown meets those workers often in the union halls throughout the Midwest, where his style is a natural fit, he says. Asked about his gravelly voice and unkempt hair in particular at a recent media breakfast, Brown replied: “that shaggy hair, as you say, and gravelly voice will work in union halls in the industrial Midwest.”
This is exactly why we need to do away with Trump’s tax scam and replace it with a tax code that incentivizes corporations to invest in their workers, while keeping jobs in the U.S.
— Sherrod Brown (@SherrodBrown) February 18, 2019