Rep. Moulton says he may run for president

Rep. Seth MoultonSeth Wilbur MoultonJared Kushner's brother made last-minute donation to Beto O'Rourke Senate campaign The Hill's Morning Report - Boeing crisis a test for Trump administration We could have less than 5 years to save the North Atlantic right whale MORE (D-Mass.), who emerged a leader of the Democrats challenging Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Omar controversies shadow Dems at AIPAC Five things to watch as AIPAC conference kicks off MORE's path to the Speakership last fall, is considering a presidential bid, joining a steadily growing field of Democrats mulling whether to jump into an already crowded 2020 race.

“I’m thinking about running for president,” Moulton told BuzzFeed News. "I’m not definitely running, but I’m going to take a very hard look at it. A very serious look at it. Because I believe it’s time for a new generation of leadership, and we gotta send Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Countdown clock is on for Mueller conclusions Omar: White supremacist attacks are rising because Trump publicly says 'Islam hates us' MORE packing.”

Moulton, a Marine Corps veteran who is in his third term in Congress, emerged as one of the leaders of the effort to draft a challenger to then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as Speaker following last November's midterm elections.

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Moulton ended up voting for Pelosi as Speaker after no challenger emerged, and after Pelosi agreed to limit her new Speakership to a maximum of four more years. 

The congressman came under some criticism from both sides of the Pelosi debate in the months following the midterm elections, but told BuzzFeed he doesn't regret how the Speaker race played out.

“We got a lot of things that wouldn’t have happened if we weren’t willing to stand up and say we’re not just going to rubber-stamp the establishment,” Moulton said. “So I think it was the right thing to do. I also think Speaker Pelosi is doing a great job right now."

Moulton stoked 2020 speculation when he traveled to New Hampshire earlier this month to speak at the Bedford Democratic Committee.

A host of Democrats have already entered the 2020 field, including Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharWhy do so many Democrats embrace hate speech? Biden, Sanders edge Trump in hypothetical 2020 matchups in Fox News poll Omar controversies shadow Dems at AIPAC MORE (Minn.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Top Dem: 'Certainly a possibility' that Congress will call Barr, Mueller to testify publicly Biden, Sanders edge Trump in hypothetical 2020 matchups in Fox News poll MORE (Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Biden, Sanders edge Trump in hypothetical 2020 matchups in Fox News poll Omar controversies shadow Dems at AIPAC MORE (Mass.), Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Biden, Sanders edge Trump in hypothetical 2020 matchups in Fox News poll Here's what the Dem candidates for president said about the Mueller report MORE (N.J.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche O'Rourke tests whether do-it-yourself campaign can work on 2020 stage Omar controversies shadow Dems at AIPAC MORE (N.Y.).

Others, including former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Lessons from the 1999 U.S. military intervention in Kosovo Biden, Sanders edge Trump in hypothetical 2020 matchups in Fox News poll MORE, former Rep. Beto O'RourkeRobert (Beto) Francis O'RourkeBiden, Sanders edge Trump in hypothetical 2020 matchups in Fox News poll Here's what the Dem candidates for president said about the Mueller report Booker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements MORE (D-Texas) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersHow to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche Biden, Sanders edge Trump in hypothetical 2020 matchups in Fox News poll O'Rourke tests whether do-it-yourself campaign can work on 2020 stage MORE (I-Vt.), are expected to make their decisions on potential campaigns in the coming weeks.