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Senator Sherrod Brown Speaks at the DNC

Jul 29, 2016

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio’s senior US Senator got a prime time speaking spot on the final night of the convention, after his speech the night before had been scratched because the schedule got backed up.

Sherrod Brown admitted earlier in the week that he’d been vetted as a possible vice presidential candidate for Hillary Clinton, and told the DNC that he was completely behind Clinton’s economic plans.

“That’s why Hillary Clinton will win Ohio, because as everyone in this great hall knows, as Ohio goes, so goes the nation.”

Brown was scheduled for the final night of the DNC, along with Ohio Congressional Representatives Marcia Fudge of Cleveland, Tim Ryan of Youngstown, and Joyce Beatty of Columbus. Beatty spoke wearing a white puffy sleeved dress that looked very similar to the one Melania Trump wore when she addressed the RNC in Cleveland.