Rep. Dean Phillips ‘think­ing’ about 2024 run to chal­lenge Joe Biden

Rep. Dean Phillips (D‑MN) said he is con­sid­er­ing his own 2024 chal­lenge to Pres­i­dent Joe Biden after viable pri­ma­ry oppo­nents failed to come for­ward.
“I am think­ing about it. I haven’t ruled it out,” he told polit­i­cal strate­gist Steve Schmidt on a new episode of The Warn­ing out on Fri­day morn­ing.
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Phillips has pre­vi­ous­ly called on Biden to “pass the torch” to oth­er emerg­ing stars in the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty, with no suc­cess. The Min­neso­ta Con­gress­man has said that Amer­i­cans don’t want Biden or for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, adding that they are seek­ing an alter­na­tive.
He had encour­aged sev­er­al pop­u­lar ris­ing star Demo­c­ra­t­ic gov­er­nors to chal­lenge Biden, but they have instead unit­ed behind him. Govs. Gavin New­som (D‑CA), Gretchen Whit­mer (D‑MI), JB Pritzk­er (D‑IL), Josh Shapiro (D‑PA), and oth­ers are work­ing on behalf of Biden’s 2024 reelec­tion, despite calls for them to jump in the race.
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Phillips not­ed that one of these peo­ple would still be ide­al. “I think there are peo­ple who are more proximate—better pre­pared to cam­paign with a nation­al orga­ni­za­tion, nation­al name recog­ni­tion, which I do not pos­sess,” he explained. “But I do feel strong­ly and I have a con­vic­tion that it’s impor­tant …