House Democrats Puzzled by Rep. Phillips' Primary Challenge to Biden 

By: Babita Singh

House Democrats express bewilderment over Rep. Dean Phillips' unlikely primary challenge against President Joe Biden, fearing it could bolster Donald Trump's chances. 

Phillips' decision is viewed as self-destructive, eroding his Democratic Party goodwill and career prospects. 

A respected moderate Democrat, Phillips was considered a rising star in the party, but his presidential bid puzzles colleagues. 

Despite personal affability, many Democrats privately question the purpose and goals of Phillips' last-minute presidential campaign. 

Phillips, a proponent of generational change, has filed his candidacy for president, drawing mixed reactions within his party. 

James Garfield remains the only sitting House member ever elected president, underscoring the rarity of Phillips' challenge.

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