Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), a long-shot Democratic presidential candidate, said he’d entertain a third-party presidential bid if it appeared like President Joe Biden would lose a rematch against former President Donald Trump.
Phillips acknowledged he would consider running on No Labels, a centrist group exploring an independent bid, though Biden allies have expressed concern that such a candidate could siphon Democratic or independent voters from the president.
“It would have to be a Joe Biden-Donald Trump rematch that shows Joe Biden is almost certain to lose,” Phillips told the New York Times. “That is the only condition in which I would even entertain a conversation with any alternative.”
He has a long-standing relationship with Nancy Jacobson, the group’s chief executive, from his time in the group’s congressional Problem Solvers Caucus.
“People are criticizing them because they believe whomever they offer