Dean Phillips lays off campaign staff but isn’t dropping out of the race

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) announced he was laying off staff from his insurgent presidential primary challenge against President Joe Biden.

But he remained adamant he wasn’t dropping out of the race just yet.

Phillips claimed it was “hard to raise money” as a candidate who is defying the Democratic Party in a more than three-minute video posted to X Friday evening.

“But I found it almost impossible to raise enough to do this campaign the way I want,” he said. “And today, sadly, I had to announce layoffs to a lot of my staff members. Amazing people who gave up a lot personally and a lot professionally to join this remarkable campaign. And it was a really tough day for all of us.”


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