Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Salem) became the 19th official Democratic presidential candidate over the weekend and will clearly make neighboring New Hampshire, the site of the nation’s first primary, the key launching site for his long shot campaign.
Mr. Moulton is not forced to risk his congressional seat to run for President, since the Massachusetts federal primary is not until September, long after the state’s voters chooses it presidential nominee in early March. Should his presidential effort fail, which is likely, it is probable that he will face credible Democratic primary opposition for re-nomination. The Congressman was one of the group leaders attempting to deny Nancy Pelosi a return to the Speakership, and several local Democratic leaders have pledged to oppose him in 2020 because of his action.
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