Why Dean Phillips campaign to challenge Biden could be over

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) launched a quest to become president in late October. Less than four months later, that journey could already be coming to an end.

Phillips, 55, finished a distant third in the South Carolina Democratic primary, drawing 1.7% support, behind President Joe Biden, who drew 96.2% of votes and won all 55 delegates, and self-help guru Marianne Williamson’s 2.1%.

The Minnesota congressman gave up a House leadership position to run for president, insisting that Biden was too old to win and saying he tried to convince several other people to run before pursuing it himself when they all declined.

Phillips invested heavily in the New Hampshire primary, which the Democratic National Committee boycotted in favor of South Carolina, saying Biden had abandoned
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