“Dean Phillips lectures Minnesotans about the ‘corrupting influence of PACs’ and claims the campaign finance system rewards the ‘relentless pursuit of money.’ What Dean Phillips doesn’t tell Minnesotans is that his Campaign Manager led a SuperPAC, Kitchen Table Conversations, during the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary which could spend ‘unlimited amounts of money’ to help a preferred candidate’s White House bid and raised nearly $3 million to do just that.”

“Dean Phillips also fails to tell Minnesotans that the top recipient for payments from the Kitchen Table Conversations SuperPAC was United Strategies LLC, a political consulting group founded and operated by the same Campaign Manager that founded and operated the SuperPAC. United Strategies received $84,000 for various ‘media,’ ‘fundraising,’ and ‘strategic’ consulting services over a four week period in February and March 2020. In short, the campaign manager was paid $21,000 a week to consult himself.”

“While Dean Phillips and his campaign manager likely had a ‘Kitchen Table Conversation’ about the SuperPAC, Dean has yet to explain how he can talk about the ‘relentless pursuit of money’ and the ‘corrupting influence of PACs’ from one side of his mouth, while also giving the okay to his Campaign Manager to pay himself $21,000 a week from the SuperPAC he created.”

“Dean Phillips should acknowledge his hypocrisy at a public forum where ‘everyone’s invited’ and explain to voters how he can live with the clear duplicity between his rhetoric, his actions, and the actions of his campaign staff. While there, Dean can also explain why he broke his pledge not to self-finance his 2018 campaign by spending $1.3 million in the last month of the race, why he broke his pledge not to vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House by voting for her with his very first vote, and why he broke his pledge to be a moderate voice in Congress by voting with extreme agenda of Nancy Pelosi 99% of the time and Ilhan Omar 94% of the time.”

For Immediate Release
October 15, 2020
Contact: Jack Tomczak
[email protected]
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Republican Party of Minnesota Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan released the following statement