Biden chal­lenger Rep. Dean Phillips announces he is not run­ning for reelec­tion

Rep. Dean Phillips (D‑MN), who is run­ning for the Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion, announced Fri­day that he would not seek reelec­tion to his House seat after three terms in office.
In a state­ment, Phillips said that serv­ing Min­neso­ta in Con­gress has been the “hon­or of a life­time” but that the time had come for him to move on.
“Sev­en years have passed, each pre­sent­ing his­toric oppor­tu­ni­ties to prac­tice a brand of opti­mistic pol­i­tics that repairs rela­tion­ships and improves people’s lives. We have met those moments, and after three terms it is time to pass the torch,” the state­ment said. “The future is very bright, as long as we have the courage and make the choice to seek it. Keep the faith!”
Phillips is run­ning for the Demo­c­ra­t­ic nom­i­na­tion for pres­i­dent against Pres­i­dent Joe Biden, cit­ing a need for a new gen­er­a­tion of Democ­rats to take charge and lead the par­ty and, ulti­mate­ly, the coun­try as his rea­son for run­ning.
In light of this, Phillips gar­nered sev­er­al pri­ma­ry chal­lengers for his House seat, includ­ing DNC staffer Ron Har­ris, who, in a state­ment, thank …