(FixThisNation.com) – Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips is considering launching a 2024 presidential campaign against President Biden. While the deadline for the Nevada ballot, where the Democratic presidential primary is set to take place on Feb. 6, passed last week, there is still some time left for his name to be added to the New Hampshire ballot.
New Hampshire, which has historically been the state of the first primary, has set the deadline for joining the ballot as this Friday. Phillips, who has served three terms as a House Democrat and is a successful businessman, has not made any moves to file with the Secretary of State in New Hampshire.
However, a Democratic consulting firm that could be collaborating with Philips has gotten a permit to hold an event outside the New Hampshire Statehouse on Friday. The Politico report noting the permit has led to many speculating that Phillips was planning to travel to New Hampshire to announce his presidential bid and primary challenge against Biden.
The Congressman has repeatedly criticized Biden for pursuing a second term and has argued that it was time for him to step down and allow a new generation of Democratic leaders to emerge. He has also called for a serious contender to launch a primary challenge against the 80-year-old president.
Phillips had also previously set for himself a September deadline by which time he was going to decide whether or not he would launch a primary challenge or not.
Due to the change made by the Democratic party in the primary calendar, the New Hampshire primary is going to be moved to late January, as the state’s law states that the primary needs to be held a week before a similar contest in a different state.
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