Sen Sherrod Brown "Democratic Candidates still not connecting with working class"

Mar 2012
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Kind of surprised to hear him say this..

When he decided not to run for president, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urged Democratic candidates to take up the cause he championed: workers. That’s proving to be a more difficult task than expected, though.

According to an article this week in the New York Times, voters from traditionally Democratic areas of Ohio who helped Donald Trump win the White House are still behind the president.

Brown argues the Democratic candidates for president need to talk more about issues facing workers, like wages, benefits, childcare, and retirement security. He thinks voters see Republicans, including Trump, are not addressing their needs.

https://radio.wosu.org/post/sherrod...didates-still-not-connecting-workers#stream/0
 

Blueneck

Former Staff
Jun 2007
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#2
Kind of surprised to hear him say this..

When he decided not to run for president, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) urged Democratic candidates to take up the cause he championed: workers. That’s proving to be a more difficult task than expected, though.

According to an article this week in the New York Times, voters from traditionally Democratic areas of Ohio who helped Donald Trump win the White House are still behind the president.

Brown argues the Democratic candidates for president need to talk more about issues facing workers, like wages, benefits, childcare, and retirement security. He thinks voters see Republicans, including Trump, are not addressing their needs.

https://radio.wosu.org/post/sherrod...didates-still-not-connecting-workers#stream/0
Most of them are talking about these things, but the media asks them about impeachment all the time and that ends up being the soundbite.
 
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Jun 2014
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Republicans have never addressed the needs of the working class. That's not how they convince them to vote Republican. Democrats are talking about "wages, benefits, childcare, and retirement security", but that's unlikely to attract blue collar Republican voters. Those are not the issues that they really care about.