The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) be included on the state’s Democratic presidential primary ballot after initially being excluded by the Wisconsin Presidential Preference Selection Committee.
Phillips will now join President Joe Biden in appearing on the ballot for the primary scheduled for April 2. The state’s high court ruled that the committee had “failed to demonstrate that it exercised discretion” in applying state law when discussing whether Phillips should be included on the ballot.
“We direct that the name of Dean Phillips be placed on the Democratic presidential preference ballot as a candidate for the office of President of the United States,” the court said in its unanimous decision.
The Phillips campaign celebrated the decision in a statement to the Washington Examiner, arguing it was the second time allies of the president had attempted