Moulton fends off primary challenges in Massachusetts

Moulton fends off primary challenges in Massachusetts
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Rep. Seth MoultonSeth MoultonLawmakers want Pentagon, DOJ to punish current, former military members who participated in riot House chairman endorses Michele Flournoy for Biden's Pentagon chief Trump critic: I am not afraid of Trump MORE fended off two primary challengers to win the Democratic nomination in Massachusetts's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday.

Moulton, who first won his House seat in 2014, defeated Angus McQuilken, a business executive, and Jamie Zahlaway Belsito, a progressive activist, in the northeastern Massachusetts district. 

Moulton will be the heavy favorite to win the general election in November after winning reelection by just under 34 points in 2018 and running uncontested in 2016. 

The Massachusetts Democrat saw his profile rise after he challenged Rep. Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiRepublican Ohio Senate candidate calls on GOP rep to resign over impeachment vote Clinton, Pelosi holding online Women's Day fundraiser with Chrissy Teigen, Amanda Gorman What good are the intelligence committees? MORE (D-Calif.) for the Speakership in 2018 and following his failed 2020 White House bid.