UPDATE:

Huber Heights man found dead in Springfield park: What we know now

Would having Sherrod Brown as VP have won Clinton the election?

In interview with Washington Post, he says he thinks so.


U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was on the shortlist to run with Hillary Clinton in 2016 and he thinks he would have helped the ticket win the key states that cost her the election.

RELATED: For Democrats, Brown is key voice in President Trump era

In an interview with The Washington Post’s Ben Terris, Brown said he may have had an impact in the Midwest states that made the difference in the Electoral College.

Clinton ended up running with Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, who may have helped the ticket hold the state of Virginia. However, four key states changed to Republican - Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

RELATED: Sherrod Brown says he doesn’t want to be VP

Sherrod Brown thinks he could have helped Democrats win in 2016. But what about 2020? - The Washington Post                                                   

“I don’t pretend that my being on the ticket would have made her win. I don’t know. I mean, if I had gone to Wisconsin and Michigan a lot, anything would have changed those two states,” he said in an interview with The Washington Post. “My wife thinks we would have won. She thinks we would have won Ohio.”

The article says that Brown and his wife, Connie Schultz, were questioned for three hours as Clinton was considering running mates last year.

“By the end, I really wanted it ” Brown said. “Because that’s human nature.”

Brown said he would have campaigned heavily in the Midwest and focused on Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio - all states Barack Obama won in 2012 that Donald Trump won in 2016.

The article also says that Clinton chose Brown as her running mate, but changed her mind because Ohio Gov. John Kasich would have been allowed to choose Brown’s Senate replacement. A move that likely would have given up the Democratic seat to a Republican.

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ohio-buy-million-seed-sale-marijuana-tracking-system/vPZqOOjAp3LlPOLUfmH9vI/

FULL ARTICLE: Read the Washington Post story here



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Politics

Ohio may ban sexting by anyone under 19; set up teen diversion program
Ohio may ban sexting by anyone under 19; set up teen diversion program

A bill that would ban sexting by anyone under age 19 and require courts to set up diversion programs for young offenders was approved by an Ohio House committee Tuesday night. Sexting is so rampant that many teens are finding troubles beyond their years in courts struggling to cope with the modern phenomenon. One study showed almost 15 percent of teens...
Ohio closer to allowing dogs on restaurant patios statewide
Ohio closer to allowing dogs on restaurant patios statewide

Restaurant owners and not public health officials would decide whether to allow dogs on outdoor patios and porches under a bill that passed an Ohio Senate panel Tuesday. State Sen. Bill Coley, R-West Chester, sponsored the bill. Coley, who likes to take his sheepdogs Wilby and Elwood with him on vacations, out to dinner and around town, said last month...
Area Congressmen Jordan, Davidson won’t back farm bill
Area Congressmen Jordan, Davidson won’t back farm bill

Rep. Jim Jordan says he has no intention of voting for a farm bill until House Republicans have fulfilled campaign pledges to tackle immigration reform. “I ain’t going to vote for a farm bill until we figure out what we are going to do on immigration, plain and simple,” Jordan said during a press availability with House conservatives...
Ohio looks to decide what police body, dashboard video is public
Ohio looks to decide what police body, dashboard video is public

An Ohio House panel passed a bill Tuesday that would change which dashboard camera and police body camera videos are public and when police can withhold them from release. “This bill protects privacy rights, while also providing transparency and accountability for those involved. As new technology is utilized, we must continue to protect our...
Ohio House delays vote to pick new House speaker
Ohio House delays vote to pick new House speaker

House Republicans in Ohio again brought their decision on former House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s successor to a halt, calling off a scheduled vote that’s needed before any more laws can be made. The official reason for canceling Tuesday’s vote on an interim speaker was too few lawmakers could attend. However, there were also rumblings...
More Stories