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Brown’s wife: 2020 campaign decision to be made by March

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will make a decision on a 2020 presidential run by March, according to his wife.

Journalist and columnist Connie Schultz told CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday that her husband will decide “within the next two months” on a bid for his party’s nomination.

Schultz said Brown’s decision would ultimately come down to the family’s willingness.

“It’s incremental, at least in our case,” she told anchor Brian Stelter. “How do I describe this? Think of any big decision you’ve made in life. Unless you’re forced to make it instantly, it’s something you have to get used to thinking about. I am lucky and burdened to be married to a man who will not do this if I don’t wholeheartedly want to be a part of it all — he just won’t. So there it is.”

Brown, who was sworn in for a third term in the Senate last week, defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci in last year’s general election.

A favorite of organized labor, Brown was widely rumored to have been on Hillary Clinton’s shortlist for vice presidential candidates in 2016.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced their exploratory committees for president last week. Former vice president Joe Biden is said he will make a decision in coming weeks.

Other Democrats who have joined the race include former U.S. Rep John Delaney, of Maryland and West Virginia state senator Richard Ojeda, who have declared their candidacies.

President Donald Trump filed to run in the 2020 race as a Republican the day after his 2017 inauguration.