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Sherrod Brown Endorses Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 27/10/2015 Amanda Terkel
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WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Tuesday, giving the Democratic front-runner a boost from a progressive lawmaker in a key swing state. 

Brown is a natural ideological ally of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Clinton's main competitor in the primary, and the two have worked together on issues like trade and banking. 

Clinton, however, has been putting out a slew of progressive policy proposals, recently coming out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal -- which Brown opposes -- and releasing a Wall Street reform plan.

"From opposing unfair trade deals to fighting for a fair financial system, Hillary Clinton has shown she puts working families first," Brown said in a statement to "She knows as president that her first job will be creating jobs for the middle class. I am proud to endorse her today because I know she will keep Ohio moving forward.​"

Brown stayed neutral for much of the Democratic primary season in the 2008 election cycle. He waited until June 2008 to endorse Barack Obama.

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