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Letter: Paulsen’s Voting Record Is Swayed by PAC Donations

To the editor: The decision by the Supreme Court for Citizens United in 2010 marked a turning point in elections. Now unlimited money can be poured in by donors and corporations in support of candidates. I understand that many politicians don’t like this, but feel...

The Uptake: Trump Could Be “Blessing” To US, Democrats, Says Phillips

“This is no longer a time to sit on the sidelines,” says Dean Phillips, the DFL-endorsed candidate running against Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN). “It’s a time to participate.” Phillips is encouraging that participation at his Excelsior “conversation cottage,” otherwise...

Release: Dean Phillips Announces $0 Raised from PACs and Special Interests

For Immediate Release Contact: Richard Carlbom, 651-261-1306 Dean Phillips Announces $0 Raised from PACs and Special Interests Phillips fundraising The Minnesota Way, with more than 8,000 individual contributors Excelsior, MN – Today, Dean Phillips for Congress...

Release: Dean Phillips Statement on Paulsen TV Ad

For Immediate Release Contact: Richard Carlbom, 651-261-1306 Excelsior, MN – Dean Phillips, candidate for Congress in Minnesota’s Third Congressional District, released the following statement: Statement from Dean Phillips: “Erik Paulsen has taken more special...

Letter: Paulsen Is a Talented Politician, but Phillips Has More Enthusiasm

To the editor: I have lived in the 3rd Congressional District for many years now and have seen Erik Paulsen serve as our congressperson for the last 10 years. There is no question that he is a talented politician, having won re-election five times now, against...

Letter: Dean Phillips Believes in Healthcare for All

To the editor: President Donald Trump and our own Rep. Erik Paulsen have tried and failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act several times. Failing that, they weaken and impair it through executive actions and bill amendments. While the Affordable Care Act is an...

Letter: Phillips Cares about LGBTQ People; Paulsen Cares about Re-election

To the editor: After seeing all the love and support during the Pride celebrations this weekend, I continue to think about voting for a leader who will support the needs of Minnesota’s LGBTQ members I support. That leader is Dean Phillips because you don’t need to...

CBS Minnesota: Candidate Dean Phillips Talks Hopes for 3rd District

Click here to watch Esme Murphy talk with Dean Phillips, the DFL-endorsed candidate for Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District, on WCCO Sunday Morning...

CBS Minnesota: Dean Phillips Aims To Unseat 5-Term Incumbent Rep. Paulsen

Early voting has begun throughout the state ahead of the Aug. 14 primary in Minnesota. A lot is at stake, with an open governor’s seat, two senate races and four congressional seats that are ranked as toss-ups. Just 10 days ago, President Donald Trump campaigned for...

Letter: Volunteer for Phillips Campaign

To the editor: A recent evening volunteering with the Dean Phillips for Congress Campaign convinced me to let my neighbors know about this opportunity to enjoy the summer weather while doing good. Dean is the Democrat-endorsed candidate for the House of...


I refuse to accept money from PACs, special interest groups or federal lobbyists, and will make campaign finance reform a top priority.


All Americans should have high-quality, affordable healthcare — regardless of their age, condition or ability to pay. I won’t rest until they do.


Our children deserve world-class public education, and school districts and teachers need the resources, strategy and support to provide it.


Climate change is an environmental, economic and national security threat that must be addressed head-on, and the U.S. should be a leader — not a follower.


Thoughts and prayers may offer comfort but they don’t save lives. Courage and action can save lives — and that requires new representation.


Women deserve equal pay for equal work, sensible paid leave policies, access to comprehensive healthcare, and reproductive freedom.

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