India  
NewsR.in
> > >

Iraq War veteran Rep. Moulton jumps into 2020 race

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 01:11s - Published < > Embed
Iraq War veteran Rep. Moulton jumps into 2020 race

Iraq War veteran Rep. Moulton jumps into 2020 race

U.S. Representative Seth Moulton entered the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Monday as a long-shot contender in a contest that now includes almost 20 candidates.

Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Iraq War veteran Rep. Moulton jumps into 2020 race

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Seth Moulton, an Iraq War veteran and Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, entered the 2020 presidential nomination contest on Monday, swelling the ranks of declared contenders to almost 20, his campaign announced in a video posted on YouTube.

His wife Liz is also seen in his campaign video.

He enters the race as an underdog, with little national name recognition and a shorter track record than some of his opponents who have spent years in the U.S. Senate or as state governors.

But Moulton, 40, has already built a political career driven by challenging the party's establishment.

First elected to Congress in 2014, he won the seat after mounting a primary challenge against John Tierney, a fellow Democrat who had held the seat for 18 years.

After Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018, Moulton led an unsuccessful effort to remove Nancy Pelosi as the party's leader in the chamber.

Moulton served in the Marines from 2001 to 2008.

During his 2014 congressional bid, he became a vocal critic of the Iraq War in which he served, saying no more troops should be deployed to the country.

He also has advocated stricter gun laws, saying military-style weapons should not be owned by civilians.

Moulton supports the legalization of marijuana and told Boston public radio station WGBH in 2016 that he had smoked pot while in college.

He graduated from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in physics in 2001 and returned to receive a master's degree in business and public policy in 2011.




You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

27 Republicans Join Democrats To Block Trump From War With Iran [Video]27 Republicans Join Democrats To Block Trump From War With Iran

The House passed an amendment that would bar President Donald Trump from taking military action against Iran. The measure was sponsored by Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California and Republican Rep...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Iraq war veteran jailed for life for murder of Britain's Got Talent finalist [Video]Iraq war veteran jailed for life for murder of Britain's Got Talent finalist

An Iraq war veteran has been jailed for life after stabbing a Britain's Got Talent finalist to death in a violent rage. Desmond Sylva, 41, knifed his on-off girlfriend Simonne Kerr, 31, more than 70..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published

Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in war crimes trial [Video]Navy SEAL acquitted of murder in war crimes trial

U.S. Navy SEAL platoon leader Edward Gallagher, charged with committing war crimes in Iraq, was acquitted by a military jury on Tuesday of murder and all other counts except for unlawfully posing with..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Official Secrets Movie [Video]Official Secrets Movie

Official Secrets Movie Trailer HD Plot synopsis: She risked everything to stop an unjust war. Her government called her a traitor. Based on world-shaking true events, OFFICIAL SECRETS tells the..

Credit: Teaser-Trailer.com     Duration: 02:13Published

Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 newsR Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest