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Fri Nov 24, 2023, 04:16 PM Nov 2023

Rep. Dean Phillips, running for president, won't seek re-election to Congress [View all]

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips will not run for re-election to the U.S. House as he goes all in on his insurgent primary campaign against President Joe Biden.

Phillips told the Star Tribune in an interview that he intends to "pass the torch" to another Democrat, just as he has asked Biden to do for him or another presidential candidate. Running for president does not prevent Phillips from seeking re-election to his House seat, since Minnesota's filing deadline for Congress isn't until early June.

"The fact is, I intend to be running for president well beyond that," Phillips said, adding that he thinks "it would be irresponsible to continue to string both my constituents along and the other candidates who both have entered the race and who might be interested in entering the race."

The third-term congressman's decision leaves Minnesota's Third Congressional District seat up for grabs. DFL state Sen. Kelly Morrison, who's also a practicing OB-GYN, and Democratic National Committee member Ron Harris have both announced campaigns for Phillips' congressional seat. And DFL Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon recently said he would consider a run if Phillips left his seat.

Read more: https://www.startribune.com/rep-dean-phillips-running-for-president-wont-seek-reelection-congress-us-house/600322141/
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He's jockeying for a "sensible liberal" job at Fox...nt Fiendish Thingy Nov 2023 #1
He won't be elected president either Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2023 #2
So, I take it he's getting out of politics permanently. Bye-Bye. n/t SheilaAnn Nov 2023 #3
that's my take too. Good riddance. LymphocyteLover Nov 2023 #16
Kelly Morrison would be a great choice KevinNE Nov 2023 #4
Probably the best choice for him, since he'd be dead meat in the primary. Ocelot II Nov 2023 #5
Oh yeah BaronChocula Nov 2023 #6
Because he would have lost. Any future he had in Democratic politics, is effectively over. LetMyPeopleVote Nov 2023 #7
How many people not in his congressional district know who he is? Attilatheblond Nov 2023 #21
cause no Democrat will vote for him now. ZonkerHarris Nov 2023 #8
Good. I've already donated to Ron Harris. Mawspam2 Nov 2023 #9
_ LudwigPastorius Nov 2023 #10
WHO? LenaBaby61 Nov 2023 #11
I feel bad for his staff. He and they have been quite competent question everything Nov 2023 #12
Ah, I see. He's won 3 time so 6 years in the House Attilatheblond Nov 2023 #22
He does not need the money though. PlutosHeart Nov 2023 #23
For some, it's an addiction, this constant need for 'free money' Attilatheblond Nov 2023 #26
A concern actually. PlutosHeart Nov 2023 #24
The Minnetonka Miracle! NBachers Nov 2023 #13
IMO Phillips is a lost soul. He offers nothing as a candidate except contempt for the party as a whole. Ford_Prefect Nov 2023 #14
Sure, if he actually had a prayer, but he doesn't. paleotn Nov 2023 #15
Look at me...Look at ME!!! samnsara Nov 2023 #17
Resign then, fully commit you ass MistakenLamb Nov 2023 #18
I understood that "bashing" Democratic officials was considered a bad thing. brooklynite Nov 2023 #19
open primary my foot we have an incumbent President who's running Dean Phillips is a clout seeking ass MistakenLamb Nov 2023 #27
President Biden says "thanks" brooklynite Nov 2023 #20
True. PlutosHeart Nov 2023 #25
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