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2018 was a big election year in Ohio. Republicans held onto all five statewide executive offices including governor and super majorities in both the Ohio House and Senate. But there were a few bright spots for Democrats, among them the reelection of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and the election of two Democrats to the Ohio Supreme Court.With election 2018 over, the focus now shifts to governing. Stay connected with the latest on politics, policies and people making the decisions at all levels affecting your lives.

Sen. Sherrod Brown Is On the List of Potential Clinton Running Mates, But Says He's Not Interested

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Ohio's Sen. Sherrod Brown is on the list of  potential running mates for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's presidential ticket --  though he has said repeatedly that he's not interested.

The New York Times and Washington Post list four other potential running mates, and cite Brown's strong ties to a swing state as a big-plus for the Clinton campaign.  They also point to his more liberal stance as a way to attract Bernie Sanders supporters.

Brown has said in recent months that he likes and respects both candidates, though he was an early endorser of Clinton. 

His office said he was not available for comment Sunday, but issued a statement from Brown repeating what he told WKSU last month, that does not want to be vice president and that he feels lucky be Ohio’s senator.

Kabir Bhatia is a senior reporter for Ideastream Public Media's arts & culture team.