Headline RoundupOctober 27th, 2023

Rep. Dean Phillips to Challenge Biden for Party's 2024 Nomination

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips (D) is launching a challenge to President Joe Biden for the party's 2024 presidential nomination.

The Details: Phillips filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to officially set up his campaign. Multiple sources suggested Phillips believes Biden is too old and feels as though he has to run.

Key Quotes: "I think President Biden has done a spectacular job for our country," Phillips told CBS News (Lean Left bias). "But it’s not about the past, this is an election about the future. I will not sit still and I will not be quiet in the face of numbers that are so clearly saying that we’re going to be facing an emergency next November."

For Context: Phillips has a background in business and is one of the House's wealthiest members, with a net worth of roughly $123 million. Since winning his House seat in 2018, he has been known for his efforts to work across the aisle, which have been recognized by bridge-building organizations like the Common Ground Committee (Center bias).

How the Media Covered It: Sources across the spectrum covered the news in the context of Biden's age. Fox News (Right bias) said the announcement "comes as the 80-year-old president continues to suffer from underwater approval ratings among many Americans and faces concerns over his physical and mental stamina." HuffPost (Left bias) said Phillips's position on Biden's age is "at odds with virtually every other Democrat in Congress."

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