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In First Debate, Dean Phillips Rises Above Partisan Attacks, Gives Minnesotans a Reason to Send Him Back to Congress

MINNETONKA, MN – Dean Phillips’s bipartisan leadership was on display during a Third Congressional District debate on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) today. As Donald Trump and the Republicans running alongside him double down on fear, misrepresent the truth, and seek to divide America, Phillips extends invitations and optimism – and delivers bipartisan results for all Minnesotans. 

Phillips’s opponent declined to share his vision for our future and used his time to sling outdated, partisan attacks during today’s debate. Minnesotans know the facts:

  • Dean Phillips is a bipartisan leader.
    As a proud member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, Dean is inspiring a new era of collaboration in Congress. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Dean with their 2020 Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship, he is the 27th most bipartisan out of all 437 House members, and one out of every three bills Dean cosponsored was introduced by a Republican.
  • Dean Phillips has voted four times more often with Pete Stauber than with Nancy Pelosi.
    In Congress, Dean has voted 393 times with his fellow Problem Solvers Caucus member Pete Stauber (R-MN) and 79 times with Speaker Pelosi. Furthermore, Dean secured a crucial “Break the Gridlock” rules change to ensure that no Speaker of the House can unilaterally block bills that have earned broad bipartisan support.
  • Dean Phillips leads with optimism and gets results for Minnesota. 
    President Trump signed Dean’s bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act into law, saving millions of small businesses and American jobs. Now, Dean is leading the Problem Solvers Caucus in introducing a bipartisan “March to Common Ground” framework to break the impasse on COVID-19 relief negotiations.
  • Dean Phillips works for the people and is a leading voice for transparency, accountability, and integrity.
    Dean is on a mission to end the corrupting influence of special interest money in our politics and on Capitol Hill. He proudly serves on the House Ethics Committee, and authored the TRUTH Act, which would have required the federal government to disclose where COVID-19 relief money is going.
  • Dean Phillips builds strong coalitions, and Everyone’s Invited!
    The Star Tribune, labor unions, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association have all endorsed Dean. The Minnesota Farm Bureau calls Dean a “Friend of the Farm,” and the Campaign to Fix the Debt named Dean a “2020 Fiscal Hero.” 


Phillips refuses all campaign contributions from PACs, federal lobbyists, and other members of Congress. Since first running for Congress in 2018, Dean Phillips has raised over $9 million from more than 150,000 individuals – and counting.

Kamal Baker
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