U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says he won't run for president after making an exploratory swing through early-voting states. "We've seen candidates take up the dignity of work fight, and we have seen voters across the country demanding it - because dignity of work is a value that unites all of us. And I will do everything I can to elect a Democratic President and a Democratic Senate in 2020", Brown said. He says his most effective role is in the Senate.
If Brown had gotten into the race, he would have had to come up with millions of dollars to compete in what looks to be a huge primary field. From the farmers we met in Iowa, to the childcare workers we met in New Hampshire, the hotel workers in Nevada and the people struggling to overcome homelessness in SC - it is clear the dignity of work is a value that unites all of us. He won with support throughout many blue-collar areas that Democrats had ceded to Trump.
During a tour stop in Las Vegas last month, Brown promised to be "the most pro-union candidate" for president if he ran.
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Some have said the United States is concerned that the S-400 poses security risks to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project. Ankara is slated to receive the S-400 later this year in hopes of making the system ready for use by 2020.
Brown's decision followed months of speculation over his plans - bolstered by a listening tour launched in January that saw him criss-cross early primary states such as Iowa, New Hampshire and SC.
In addition to Brown not being fully committed to the rigors of a campaign, the likely candidacy of former Vice President Joe Biden also played into Brown's thinking.
Brown, 66, is the second Democratic senator to pass on a White House bid this week; Oregon's Jeff Merkley had released a similar statement Monday.
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The move brings to more than 250 the number of Venezuelans targeted by U.S. visa bans, a State Department official told AFP. The foreign ministry said Martin Kriener had 48 hours to leave for "interference" in Venezuela's internal affairs.
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg also announced this week that he would not seek the Democratic nomination. Thank you for your support as I ran for re-election in OH, and thank you for your support as we traveled the country on the Dignity of Work tour.
"I fight best when I bring joy to the battle", he told home-state reporters.
Believe me, we will fight.
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Yang told the Herald she never broke the law, had left the business, and was planning to move to Washington, D.C. CNN has reached out to Yang and local authorities in Jupiter , Florida, where the spa Kraft visited is located.
Brown, a fierce populist, won reelection in OH last fall even as every other Democratic statewide candidate fell far short, and has a proven track record of winning white working-class voters and carrying a Midwestern state that has moved hard towards the GOP in recent years.
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