Brown told Spectrum News, “I’m running in 2024. And I run to win. People recognize that I get up every day and fight for the dignity of work. Whether you swipe a badge or punch a clock or work for tips or work for a salary.”
Even after Republican J.D. Vance beat Rep. Tim Ryan by nearly seven points last week to fill the U.S. Senate seat and no Democrat won statewide, Brown — the current chair of the Senate Banking and Housing Committee said “there’s no question” a Democrat could win in the state.
“I think Ohio’s a hard state,” Brown said. “[Senate Republican Leader Mitch] McConnell came in and sort of buried [Ryan] at the end with a lot of money. And the governor’s race wasn’t close. The dynamics in Ohio are difficult.”
Notably, Brown is the only Democrat to win statewide in the last decade.