Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), who won a third term in the Senate representing Ohio in 2018, told the progressive crowd gathered at Netroots Nation on Saturday that the concept of “electability,” which many use to justify support of candidates like former vice president Joe Biden, is a myth.

“The electability myth is, in fact, a myth. Let me tell you why,” Brown said, according to, adding, “Donald Trump won Ohio by almost double digits in 2016. Last year I won re-election by almost 7 points. I didn’t compromise on women’s rights. I never compromised on LGBTQ rights.”

Brown, ironically described as electable himself when he publicly pondered a 2020 presidential run, said he is the case-in-point

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