Candidate Phillips Fuels Campaign, Coffee And Conversations From “Government Repair Truck”

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Bill Sorem

Minnesota Third Congressional District candidate Dean Phillips (DFL) took his campaign vehicle— the Government Repair Truck— to campaign at Caribou coffee. The truck is a 1960 International Metro Van in honor or the last time a Democrat was elected to Congress from Minnesota’s Third District.

Even though the election is more than year away, Phillips is campaigning aggressively against incumbent Rep. Erik Paulsen (R). Phillips will stop wherever voters are willing to talk to him and even serves them coffee from his truck. He promises some more imaginative campaign locations as the weather gets colder. He has stirred up a lot of interest in the race that has been almost defaulted to the Republicans since 1960.

Paulsen, a Trump supporter, is seen to be vulnerable in the blue leaning district. Hillary Clinton carried the district in 2016.

Bill Sorem

Bill Sorem is a longtime advertising professional who started with Campbell Mithun and ended up with his own agency. After a tour as a sailing fleet manager in the Virgin Islands he turned to database programming as an independent consultant. He has written sailing guides for the British Virgin Islands and Belize, and written for a number of blogs. In 2010, he volunteered as a citizen journalist with The UpTake and has stayed on as a video reporter.

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