Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton Joins Democratic Race For President

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is joining the large 2020 Democratic presidential field.

“The greatest generation saved our country from tyranny. It’s time for our generation to step up and do the same,” Moulton said in an announcement video posted early Monday.

His opening message highlights issues from the economy, including advancing jobs to combat climate change, cutting spending on “massive” weapons programs, cybersecurity to protect elections, gun control and restoring America’s “moral authority.”

The 40-year-old former Marine Corps captain, who served four tours of duty in Iraq, has been a critic of his own party, especially House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He was part of a coalition in the House — along with Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, who is also running for president — that argued Democrats needed a new generation of leaders. Moulton was first elected to Congress in 2014 by knocking off an incumbent Democrat in the primary, arguing a fresh change was needed.

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