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Can Senator Sherrod Brown Appeal To Trump Voters?

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Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio holds an unusual distinction in the 2018 midterm campaign for Congress. He is a Democrat seeking re-election in a state President Donald Trump carried easily two years ago. But unlike several colleagues in the same situation, the raspy-voiced populist has moved far ahead of Republican challenger Jim Renacci in polls assessing his bid for a third term. If Brown wins and Democrats manage to recapture the Senate, Brown stands to chair the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee — a worrisome prospect for Wall Street. Brown's success has placed him squarely in early speculation about Democrats who may seek the presidency in 2020. More than most politicians in his party, he has shown broad appeal among working-class voters – including the blue-collar whites who represent Trump's political base. That's not merely a matter of personality. Brown sides with Trump's combative posture on trade, backing the president's decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement and confront China with tariffs. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC #2018Midterms #SherrodBrown Can Sherrod Brown - A Populist Democrat - Appeal To Trump Voters In Ohio?
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Jacob Benjamin (1 day ago)
Bloomberg/Brown or Brown/Castro in 2020
Kavkaz (2 days ago)
I like him. i wish he'd go all in for medicare for all.
Creature Of the night (3 days ago)
This is my guy. The only one I think can go toe to toe with Trump. I don’t know if he’ll win since I don’t underestimate the stupidity of the American people, but this guy has a shot.
EisenhowerRepublican (15 days ago)
ITS MARK RUFFALO! HULK SMASH!!!! 😁
The Home Plate Special (16 days ago)
in sherrod brown vs kaisich for President 2020, who would prevail?
Ryan Songalia (24 days ago)
Cliff notes: reporter tries to make liberal senator become more conservative.
Om Patel (24 days ago)
He will definitely win Ohio.
Miranda Holland (1 month ago)
I predict a Bernie Sanders, Sherrod brown 2020 ticket
The Home Plate Special (16 days ago)
he backed hrc which is interesting.
Mr Scratch (1 month ago)
Brown and Michael Avenatti should be running mates. They can print their campaign slogan on wife beater shirsts and give them out with cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer at trailer parks across the country!
Robert Cerney (1 month ago)
Don't trust Democrats as far as I can spit. This guy is the flavor of the day and would be an easy defeat for Trump.
Radeon Gamer 55 (1 month ago)
Robert Cerney I disagree
OG Chef (1 month ago)
I F’king like this guy! Light at the end of tunnel.
Mr Scratch (1 month ago)
Get your Sherrod Brown wife beater shirt at a trailer park near you!
brown wolf (2 months ago)
Brown/kamala 2020
Mr Porter (2 months ago)
So much thank you a lot for the efforts to offer English subtitle
Doran and Carolyn V (2 months ago)
People are waking up and walking away from the Trojan horse of democrats. Don't be fooled. The Democrats say one thing and do another. They are the cause of the rust belt. Democrats will say anything for the vote. They are a Trojan horse.
SoS (2 months ago)
US needs him as president.. by the way he got an Exotic Voice..
warmsunny today (2 months ago)
To those advertisers and stockholders of companies that advertise on CNN Don Lemon show, Lemon just called your consumers, white men, terrorists and a threat to our country. Not the brand image you were liking for? You do not want your brand image associated with racism, bigotry, and cruelty? Time to call your advertising agencies and media companies and move that money off his show before a nation wide boycott happens on your brand.
The Home Plate Special (16 days ago)
warmsunny today lemon is out of control a lot
Mr Wrestling (2 months ago)
No
Zach Fox 狐智 (2 months ago)
he could be a good president
Mr Scratch (1 month ago)
We already know he's a great wife beater!
Drew Conway (2 months ago)
I don’t understand why this interview needed props. Who’s that popcorn for? Who would start eating it in the middle of an interview?
Trump sucks co*k! (2 months ago)
I love his voice!
Mr Scratch (1 month ago)
Just stay clear of his right hook. Hos ex-wife says it can hurt!
Claude B. (2 months ago)
😂🤣😂🤣😂 NO
2bRealist (2 months ago)
How can this guy call himself populist when he wants to *RIP AWAY THE GUN RIGHTS OF OUR POPULATION??*
Toni Fabian (2 months ago)
2bRealist ur crazy
2bRealist (2 months ago)
+pakpala1 I have 3 questions for you that I do not think you can answer honestly. 1) What on earth makes you believe I'm a "nutcase" and be correct about it? 2) Did you know that e already have Sensible... no, it's actually VERY STRICT Federal Background Checks? 3) By "Universal Background check" are you not referring to a Federal Gun Owner Registry?
pakpala1 (2 months ago)
You are a gun nutcase. Sensible universal background checks is what we need.
doopy noo (2 months ago)
A vote for a Democrat is a vote for Schmuck Schumer and Diane Schmuckstien so until they kick the bucket this guy has no chance what so ever. Truth is truth, facts are facts and neither cares about your feelings...
Watcher of the Stars (1 month ago)
The idea that Democrats have "no chance what so ever" when Trump barely skimmed by in the electoral college by 3 states with 1% or less is the pinnacle of conservative stupidity.
Radeon Gamer 55 (1 month ago)
doopy noo hahahahaha , you really crack me up , back in 2008 did they say the same thing about republican because of Bush? Let me guess if your a democrat you must be a flag burning feminist Obama loving libtard , and no socialism is not an instrument spongebob
Porshia Jones (2 months ago)
He won!! And by a lot.
pakpala1 (2 months ago)
A vote for Trump is a vote for a racist, sexist, bigot and a criminal.
doopy noo (2 months ago)
+RML 3000 v Trump monkeys winning! Your only hope is to find another country. The Demmytards new NPC slogan is "No we can't!" Less than 25% of America are schmucktard snowflakes looking for their safe space. You can't win with 25% do the math Tardboy 3000 v. Your mom said you can play in the sandbox as long as you ware your helmet and don't eat the nuggets. Your genetic garbage, your poor and can't get healthcare unless I pay for it for you. Looks like you might need to look into Canada aay...
Michael Chan (2 months ago)
When I saw a new vid, I didn’t except to see him here. O-H?
David Ellis (2 months ago)
Ohio is lucky to have him & Kasich. 2 men who do what is best for their state. Brown could be a viable 2020 candidate. Would trounce Trump.
USoSilly Tome (1 month ago)
Radeon Gamer 55, 👈👈👈😂😂😂😂 I see you're in the Circus too!! 😂😂😂😂
Radeon Gamer 55 (1 month ago)
USoSilly Tome worst strawmanner ever, nice job at cherry picking
USoSilly Tome (1 month ago)
Mr Scratch, 👈👈 OMG, 😂😂😂😂 Only the lowest counties voted for Brown because they think he's going to give them something. Put him on top. Brown is the Clown of Ohio. Do the Math. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_United_States_Senate_election_in_Ohio
Mr Scratch (1 month ago)
Congratulations, Ohio! We have managed to re-elect a wife beating hillbilly to the US Senate. So proud!
Radeon Gamer 55 (1 month ago)
Cameron Bell oh god , let me guess you saw a sjw meme and think all dems were like that? , most Democrats are white , let me guess if they Nominate Brown then faux would call him a liberal libtard Obama lover and flag Burner, NPC