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02/24/2014 08:23 pm ET Updated Feb 24, 2014

Sherrod Brown Is 'Really Happy' In The Senate, Insists He Has No 2016 Aspirations

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Despite MSNBC host Chris Matthews' persistent efforts, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) insists his name will not be on the Democratic presidential ticket come 2016.

"Senator, I do want you to run on the ticket with Hillary Clinton," Matthews said.

Chuckling, the senator responded, "I'm really happy where I am but, thank you."

Matthews was relentless, wrapping up the interview saying he hoped Brown would reconsider.

"Well Mr. Vice President, it's an honor to have you on the show. I hope you and Secretary Clinton win that election," Matthews joked. "I'm just kidding, but I'm really not. I really think you're the perfect running mate."

Last month, The Huffington Post's Sabrina Siddiqui asked Brown about a potential presidential run.

"I have no interest, I mean zero interest. I love what I do, I think if you want to be a really good senator you shouldn't be looking over your shoulder thinking about running for president," Brown told HuffPost. "Zero interest. I appreciate the question, but no thank you."

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