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Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., speaks to reporters as he arrives at a midtown hotel in March 2012 in New York. Kerry is attending a conference on Peace and Cooperation in Northeast Asia hosted by Syracuse University. The United States said Friday it won't let the recent progress in its nuclear diplomacy with North Korea affect its close relations with key ally South Korea. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Sherrod Brown says he is focused on his job in the U.S. Senate. Still, it probably hasn’t escaped the Ohio Democrat’s attention that his prospects for getting elected to a third term next year are looking, well, pretty good. In terms of voter interest, it is early, but not for organizing and fundraising. In a big, diverse state such as Ohio, the top campaigns are multi-year slogs. That’s why Brown named his campaign manager, veteran Justin Barasky, in January.