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Democrat Dean Phillips Offers to be Nikki Haley’s Running Mate on Third Party Ticket

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), a Democratic presidential candidate, expressed his willingness to join Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley as her running mate on a “unity ticket” to challenge both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.

When asked by WCCO radio host Chad Hartman about his potential vote for Haley over Biden in the event she becomes the 2024 Republican nominee, Phillips responded:

“Wouldn’t all your listeners be more compelled by maybe Nikki Haley and Dean Phillips getting together on a unity ticket and actually doing for the first time, perhaps in our country’s history, what most Americans really want, which is cooperation, collaboration, participation, decency, common sense, leadership? So I’m gonna turn the question that way because there’s no way Nikki Haley will become the nominee in the GOP, and the fact of the matter is right now the Democratic Party doesn’t want competition and seems to want to coronate Joe Biden.” he said.

“Let’s say she ran as an independent, you would run as her VP?” Hartman then asked.

 “I think it’s a conversation Ambassador Haley and I should have, if that’s what this comes down to.” Phillips replied.

“In the event of a Donald Trump victory this November, which is almost certain if Joe Biden is the nominee, I think any American who opposes that should celebrate, encourage, and inspire an alternative that can actually win and lead our country in the way that people want, and I think anybody, including myself, should keep open minds and hearts about that.” he continued.

“I hope Nikki Haley does and I think America could be very well served by some type of a bipartisan ticket that restores faith in government and most importantly demonstrates to the world, to the world, that America can work together and restore its extraordinary brand around the entire world.” Phillips concluded.

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