“I don’t want it,” Sherrod Brown says of being vice president

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown on Monday tamped down rumors that Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton may ask him to be her running mate, saying that he does not want to be asked nor does he want to be a heart beat away from the presidency.


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“I don’t look in the mirror and see a president as a number of my colleagues do. My wife said, ‘Can you imagine living with somebody who thinks he’s important enough to be the leader of the free world?’ And I don’t have any interest in that. I want to keep doing this job,” Brown said.

But what would he say if Clinton were to ask him?

“I don’t think she’ll ask me,” he said.

Why wouldn’t she ask him?

“It makes some sense but so do five or six others,” he said, adding: “I don’t want it. I love what I am doing. I don’t have any interest and I don’t think she’ll ask me. Period.”

The Cleveland Democrat also predicted that sooner or later U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will enthusiastically support the Democratic ticket.

“I think Sen. Sanders will step up at some point, once it’s clear he is not the nominee for certain. It may be not until the convention — I’m fine with that — and then (he) will support her and campaign to his base for her,” Brown said while at the Ohio Statehouse.

Brown endorsed Clinton for president late last year.

In the Democratic nomination race, Clinton holds 1,941 delegates, including super delegates, to Sanders’ 1,191. Five states with a combined 384 delegates vote in primaries on Tuesday, which gives each candidate a chance to get closer to the 2,383 delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination.

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