Moulton to visit New Hampshire amid 2020 speculation

Moulton to visit New Hampshire amid 2020 speculation
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Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonStanley McChrystal endorses Moulton for president 2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally 2020 Democratic candidates rip Trump remarks at campaign rally MORE (D-Mass.) is slated to travel to New Hampshire in early February amid buzz about a potential run for president in 2020.

Moulton will visit the first-in-the-nation primary state where he will speak at the Bedford Democratic Committee on Feb. 2. The Boston Globe first reported Moulton’s upcoming trip.

“Seth spent this past campaign cycle traveling the country and recruiting a new generation of leaders to run for office. He is always happy to accept invitations to speak with Democratic groups, especially ones so close to home,” Moulton spokesman Matt Corridoni said in a statement to The Hill.

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“This is an outstanding request from the Bedford Democrats and Seth is looking forward to chatting with them about what he hopes to achieve in our new Democratic House majority,” Corridoni said.

Moulton’s travel comes as more Democrats announce they’ll challenge President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE in 2020. Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandThe Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants Biden, Harris set for second Democratic debate showdown Rand Paul accuses Jon Stewart of being 'part of left-wing mob' after criticism over 9/11 victim fund MORE (D-N.Y.) was the latest candidate to throw her name into the ring, announcing Tuesday an exploratory committee on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

But the Globe reported that Moulton isn't likely to make an announcement in the near future.

If Moulton decides to run, he wouldn’t be the only Massachusetts politician seeking the presidency. Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren adds her pronouns to Twitter bio Biden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE (D-Mass.) formed an exploratory committee on New Year's Eve and has already made multiple stops in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Other Democrats who have already announced bids include former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardThe Hill's Campaign Report: Stage set for second Democratic showdown Biden, Harris set for second Democratic debate showdown Bullock makes CNN debate stage MORE (D-Hawaii), former Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin DelaneyThe Hill's Campaign Report: Stage set for next Democratic debate Delaney denies report staff asked him to drop out of 2020 race Biden, Harris set for second Democratic debate showdown MORE (D-Md.) and West Virginia state legislator Richard Ojeda.

Moulton, a Marine Corps veteran, has been active in recruiting and electing military veterans to Congress. And he has traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire over the past few years.

After Democrats won back the House in the midterm elections, Moulton said he wouldn't support Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDHS chief to Pelosi: Emergency border funding 'has already had an impact' The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants Trump faces new hit on deficit MORE (D-Calif.) for Speaker. He ultimately backed her for the leadership position after a deal on term limits was struck.