Seth Moulton to end 2020 presidential campaign

Daniel Fowler
August 24, 2019

Well, the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco devolved into chaos as climate change protesters stormed the room once guest credentials had been exhausted.

Accordingly, Inslee announced on Wednesday that he was officially ending his presidential campaign after struggling to meet the threshold for a series of upcoming debates. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). Moulton said Friday that he would seek reelection to the House in Massachusetts's 6th Congressional District near Boston. "We're rewarding celebrity candidates with millions of Twitter followers, billionaires who buy their way onto the debate stage, and candidates who have been running for president for years".

Candidates now need the 2% in the polls and 130,000 donors across 20 states, up from 1% in polls or 65,000 donors required for the first two debates.

"The biggest thing is we got in late", he said. Elizabeth Warren of MA and U.S. Sen.

Moulton is the latest Democratic candidate to get out of the 2020 race, following California Rep. Eric Swalwell, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.

But by waiting until April 22, Moulton joined a field that already had 18 candidates and was the most crowded primary in the party's modern history. "I've not met a single voter outside of Washington who says to me, 'Seth, I wish you'd be a little more establishment and follow what your party leaders are telling you to do.' It's absurd".

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"I'm practical, I'm progressive, and I can beat Donald Trump", Moulton said in a presidential campaign video.

"I think it's evident that this is now a three-way race between (former Vice President Joe) Biden, (U.S. Senator Elizabeth) Warren and (U.S. Senator Bernie) Sanders, and really it's a debate about how far left the party should go", Moulton told the New York Times in an interview ahead of his announcement.

"The Gabbard campaign is calling on the DNC to hold true to their promise and make adjustments to the process now to ensure transparency and fairness", the campaign said in written statement. Moulton ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Aides to the congressman said they hope that he could be in line for a host of administration posts, should a Democrat win the White House in 2020, including secretary of veterans affairs, defense secretary and United Nations ambassador.

"I'm not going to be on the debate stage next month, but I am going to be out in Iowa and New Hampshire and SC and Nevada building a constituency for change this country needs", he added.

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