Moulton endorses Biden's presidential bid

Moulton endorses Biden's presidential bid
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Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonUkraine president, US lawmakers huddle amid tensions with Russia Gallego leads congressional delegation to Ukraine Bill seeks to aid families of Black WWII veterans deprived of GI benefits MORE (D-Mass.), who ended his own short-lived presidential campaign last August, formally endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 White House bid on Monday, The Wall Street Journal reported

Moulton said he chose Biden because he trusts the former vice president to unite the party. 

“The most important task for Democrats in 2020 is to get Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Senate needs to confirm Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism envoy — Now Former acting Defense secretary under Trump met with Jan. 6 committee: report MORE out of the White House and Vice President BidenJoe BidenCarville advises Democrats to 'quit being a whiny party' Wendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Sullivan: 'It's too soon to tell' if Texas synagogue hostage situation part of broader extremist threat MORE is the best candidate to do that,” Moulton told the Journal “Biden has the most experience and the widest appeal to the broadest swath of voters in the places we need to win this November.”

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Moulton also said that Biden "can bring together the Democratic Party’s winning coalition from the Obama years.”

“He can also appeal to moderates, independents and Republicans who are disillusioned with Trump’s behavior,” he added.

The Massachusetts representative, who has been in office since 2015, also pointed to Biden's foreign policy experience. 

"In this complicated time at home and around the world, Joe Biden has the experience and judgment not just to win in November, but to lead our nation after he does—by fighting for opportunity, equality, and security like he’s done his whole career," he said in a statement to The Hill.

Moulton said in his statement to The Hill that Biden was the first person to hold a rally for him during his campaign for Congress. He said he will go to Iowa and New Hampshire to campaign for Biden ahead of voting in both states next month. 

Polling trends in recent days show a tightening race between Biden and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats call on Biden to step up virus response We are America's independent contractors, and we are terrified Overnight Health Care — Biden's Supreme Court setback MORE (I-Vt.) in Iowa ahead of the next week's caucuses. But polls in New Hampshire have shown a stronger Sanders lead.

Recent polls have shown Biden, Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness We are America's independent contractors, and we are terrified Fed's Brainard faces GOP pressure on climate stances MORE (D-Mass.) pulling away in Super Tuesday states, making the early votes in Iowa and New Hampshire a crucial chance for the campaigns to try and build momentum. 

Moulton added that Biden gets his vote as the best candidate and that he thinks the former vice president has been the most consistent front-runner.