Businessman Dean Phillips will be the DFL challenger to Rep. Erik Paulsen in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District. Phillips announced his intention to run last spring. Paulsen, first elected in 2008, is now serving his fifth term in the district. Phillips’ family started Phillips Distilling Co., a Minneapolis companythat created Phillips Vodka and Prairie Organic Spirits. … Continue reading DFL Endorses Phillips To Challenge Paulsen in 3rd District
Seventeen more Americans were denied life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness at the hands of another shooter with another assault weapon in another school in our country this past February — along with as many as 100 more around the country every day whose deaths won’t be reported in the national news. I’m heartbroken. I’m ashamed. … Continue reading We Demand Action
I wholeheartedly support the stated goals of tax reform: simplifying the tax code, supporting small businesses and putting money back in the pockets of middle class families. I was optimistic that it might present an opportunity for bipartisan accomplishment. My perspective on this issue is shaped in no small part by my experience as a … Continue reading Tax Bill Would Hurt the Middle Class
No matter what issue is most important to you, I believe the corrupting influence of money in politics is at the very core of congressional dysfunction. It is beyond time to reform our campaign finance system and take steps to repair our government. And while we ultimately may need a constitutional amendment to completely undo … Continue reading My Government Repair Plan
Hilary and Lemar Gilbreath’s 3-year-old son started life at a deficit, born six weeks early and weighing less than three pounds. Over the ensuing 30 months, Logan would be diagnosed with autism, spina bifida, and sensory processing disorder. The onslaught of illnesses posed problems with walking, the ability to communicate, and a brain that struggled … Continue reading The Cowardly Lion: Minnesota needs a hero. It has Erik Paulsen instead.
Dean Phillips was only halfway through the farmers market in Brooklyn Park and he’d already bought what looked like one of those strange cooking challenges on the television show “Chopped.” Bitter melon. Green pumpkins. Hot Asian peppers. Pretzels, dark honey and jam. He had asked a vendor, Phen Hli, how to cook the bitter melon, … Continue reading Dean Phillips Taking His Campaign for Congress to the People