Moulton to visit New Hampshire amid 2020 speculation

Moulton to visit New Hampshire amid 2020 speculation
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Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonDem lawmaker: 'Trump's presidency is the real national emergency' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - All eyes on Trump after lawmakers reach spending deal Overnight Defense: Acting Pentagon chief visits Afghanistan | US, Taliban peace talks intensify | Trump tweets in Persian to send message to Iran | Defense world pays tribute to Walter Jones 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 TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE in 2020. Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandCongress needs to bring family and medical leave policies into the 21st century Trump campaign fundraising on Bernie Sanders's M haul Gillibrand tells Iowan ‘ranch girl’ that pizza is on her next time 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 WarrenCoast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon Trump campaign fundraising on Bernie Sanders's M haul 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 GabbardGabbard pushes back after Meghan McCain suggests she's an 'Assad apologist' Gabbard cites ‘concerns’ about ‘vagueness’ of Green New Deal DNC punts on measure to reduce role of corporate PAC money MORE (D-Hawaii), former Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin DelaneyGabbard cites ‘concerns’ about ‘vagueness’ of Green New Deal Delaney: ‘We should not put up a candidate who embraces socialism’ Delaney: 2020 Dem primary a choice between socialism and a 'more just' form of capitalism 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 PelosiWhy Omar’s views are dangerous Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration Overnight Defense: Graham clashed with Pentagon chief over Syria | Talk grows that Trump will fire Coats | Coast Guard officer accused of domestic terrorism plot MORE (D-Calif.) for Speaker. He ultimately backed her for the leadership position after a deal on term limits was struck.