Dean Phillips dis­cussing debates and town halls with major net­works

EXCLUSIVE — Rep. Dean Phillips (D‑MN), who is chal­leng­ing Pres­i­dent Joe Biden, said his cam­paign has been in dis­cus­sions with major net­works for events ahead of the 2024 Demo­c­ra­t­ic pri­ma­ry.
In a recent inter­view with the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er, Phillips con­firmed that major net­works have reached out to his cam­paign regard­ing town halls and oth­er types of events.
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“There have been con­ver­sa­tions about debates — plur­al,” he said, empha­siz­ing that there may be mul­ti­ple. Accord­ing to the cam­paign, Phillips is inter­est­ed in a debate between Demo­c­ra­t­ic can­di­dates, with the entire pri­ma­ry field invit­ed to par­tic­i­pate.
He did not spec­i­fy which net­works such dis­cus­sions have been had with. CNN, ABC News, NBC News, MSNBC, Fox News, CBS News, and News­Na­tion did not pro­vide com­ments to the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er.
“The Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Com­mit­tee uni­lat­er­al­ly decid­ed, before know­ing even who would be in the race, that there would be no big debates,” he explained.
The DNC has not held any pri­ma­ry debates and isn’t slat­ed to hold any in the weeks before the nom­i­nat­ing con­tests begin. How­ev­er …