Moulton to visit New Hampshire amid 2020 speculation

Moulton to visit New Hampshire amid 2020 speculation
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Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonRep. Tim Ryan announces presidential run Conservation happens one animal at a time Liberals infuriated by pro-incumbent House Dem policy 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.

“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 TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report MORE in 2020. Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandOvernight Energy: Gillibrand offers bill to ban pesticide from school lunches | Interior secretary met tribal lawyer tied to Zinke casino dispute | Critics say EPA rule could reintroduce asbestos use Trump says he'd like to run against Buttigieg Gillibrand introduces bill to ban harmful pesticide from school lunch 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 WarrenOvernight Defense: Reports detail effect of transgender military ban | Watchdog auditing 8 billion submarine program | Warren questions top general on climate change Booker calls for sweeping voting rights reforms Warren praises Ocasio-Cortez in Time 100 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 GabbardSeveral 2020 Dems say they're ready to face Fox News town hall More than one in 10 in new poll say men are 'better suited emotionally' for politics Buttigieg second most talked-about candidate on cable news shows: analysis MORE (D-Hawaii), former Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin DelaneySeveral 2020 Dems say they're ready to face Fox News town hall Booker denies 'swipe' at John Delaney after his campaign sent fundraising email attacking Delaney The Hill's 12:30 Report: First look at 2020 money race 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 Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiDOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Pelosi accuses Barr of 'single-minded effort' to protect Trump against Mueller report Dems attack Barr's credibility after report of White House briefings on Mueller findings MORE (D-Calif.) for Speaker. He ultimately backed her for the leadership position after a deal on term limits was struck.