Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips, a Democrat, has expressed openness to challenging President Joe Biden for the party’s presidential nomination. While Phillips acknowledges that he lacks national name recognition and organizations compared to other potential candidates, he believes it is important for democracy to have choices and competition in the presidential race. He has previously called for new leadership within the Democratic Party and encouraged other Democrats to consider running in the 2024 presidential election. Phillips is concerned about the current state of the Democratic Party and the potential for challenges leading up to the convention.
President Biden, who will be 81 years old in November, has faced questions about his age and ability to lead in the 2024 presidential cycle. While Phillips has not formally announced his candidacy, his openness to the idea suggests potential competition within the Democratic Party for the nomination.