Democratic Senator Brown will not enter 2020 White House race
FILE PHOTO: Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) speaks to reporters after the Senate voted to remove the filibuster rule for Supreme Court nominees, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio said on Thursday he would not enter the 2020 U.S. presidential race, promising in a statement to fight Republican President Donald Trump by continuing to serve in Congress.

Brown, a liberal with strong ties to the labor movement and a lengthy record of fighting for workers, cited the number of other Democratic candidates seeking the party’s presidential nomination and said he was confident they would also fight for “the dignity of work.”

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