Mother Jones has an interview with Senator-elect Sherrod Brown.
Fresh from victory in Ohio's knock-down drag-out Senate race, Sherrod Brown is happily preparing to exit the rough-and-tumble House for the mannered courtesies of the Senate. Brown ran his campaign on familiar themes — middle class economic issues and criticism of NAFTA-type free trade policies. He was a vocal member of the House anti-free trade coalition — made up of both right wing Republicans and liberal Democrats such as fellow Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich and Vermont's Bernie Sanders — that used to battle then-speaker Newt Gingrich and President Bill Clinton in the '90s. Once he takes his Senate seat, Brown will be serving on Senator Ted Kennedy's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. He told us his top targets will be Iraq, trade, and the pharmaceutical industry