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Brown says he is not interested in vice presidential position

WASHINGTON — Though his name is cited often on a short list for Hillary Clinton’s running mate on the Democratic ticket, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, says he’s not seeking the position.

“I have no real interest in that,” Brown said in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday.

He said he is more interested in staying in his current job in the Senate, where he hopes to pass a progressive agenda for working families.

“I love what I do now,” he said.

Brown, who endorsed Clinton over her rivals in the primaries, said he was moved watching her victory speech on Tuesday, a day after the Associated Press reported she had clinched her party’s nomination.

He said he thought of his three daughters and especially his two young granddaughters at an “emotional” moment.

“Neither knows the significance of this now, but they could come of age with the first woman president,” he said. “How great that is.”

Brown said he hopes to work closely with the former secretary of state in supporting her campaign in the fall against her Republican rival, real estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump.