Release: Former Republican Senator David Durenberger Endorses Dean Phillips

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Former Republican Senator David Durenberger Endorses Dean Phillips
Durenberger laments the loss of trust and pragmatic problem-solving, is optimistic about its return with Dean Phillips in Congress

Today, former Republican Senator David Durenberger endorsed Dean Phillips for Congress, saying:

“We are desperate for representatives we can trust. A leader who inspires rather than degrades. A Congress which pulls the nation together to solve our toughest problems. Dean Phillips’s success in life has been about inspiring trust. Send him to Washington with his inclusive ‘everyone’s invited’ message for America.”

Senator Durenberger served in the U.S. Senate between 1978 and 1995, making him the only Republican senator from Minnesota to be elected to three terms. Senator Durenberger was a leader in bipartisan healthcare reform during his time in the Senate, and he chaired the National Institute of Health Policy after he left public office.

Senator Durenberger joins Republican MN Governor Arne Carlson and thousands of former Paulsen supporters who are now supporting Dean Phillips. The Star Tribune also endorsed Phillips after five consecutive endorsements for Paulsen. A recent KSTP SurveyUSA Poll showed that 17% of people who voted for Erik Paulsen in 2016 plan to vote for Dean Phillips in 2018.

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