Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio stated Sunday that “in fact” the Buckeye State was nonetheless a swing state, dismissing considerations a couple of 2024 reelection bid after Republican J.D. Vance gained the state’s different Senate seat final month.
“I’m not fearful. … I do know it’s a problem at all times, however I’m going about doing my job,” Brown advised CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”
Vance’s Senate win over Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan continued a protracted line of Republican victories in a state that has tilted towards the occasion lately. Apart from Brown, no Democrat has gained a nonjudicial statewide workplace within the state since 2008, and former President Barack Obama was the final Democratic presidential nominee to win the state, doing so in 2012.
However Brown, a liberal populist, has discovered success in Ohio with a progressive message. In 2019, he explored a presidential bid via a “listening tour” that included stops in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, the 4 key early-voting states within the 2020 main, earlier than deciding towards a run. He’s anticipated to hunt a fourth time period subsequent yr.
“Not many individuals occupied with the 2024 election. I’ll do my job,” Brown stated Sunday. “We’ll see how that goes.”
Brown, who chairs the Senate Banking Committee, additionally stated he believed the US is on the “proper monitor” to convey inflation down, and he defended Congress’ function in defending Individuals investing in cryptocurrency following the implosion of FTX, the multi-billion-dollar crypto change.
Quickly after FTX went down, crypto companies have been inundated by requests from prospects searching for to claw their a refund – the crypto equal of a run on the financial institution. A number of companies have been compelled to droop withdrawals whereas they type out their liquidity issues.
“To say Congress has completed nothing will not be fairly correct. We’ve completed a collection of hearings exposing the issues with crypto, the issues for customers, the issues for our financial system right here and the issues internationally for his or her nationwide safety,” Brown stated. “We’ll proceed that.”
“I’d like to do one thing legislatively. I don’t know that Congress is able to that due to crypto’s maintain on one political occasion within the Senate and the Home,” he added, referring to the GOP.
“However we’re making an attempt day by day.”