Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton launches presidential bid

Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton launches presidential bid

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Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) (SethMoulton.com)

WASHINGTON – Rep. Seth Moulton is running for president, the Massachusetts Democrat announced in an interview that aired Monday.

“I’m running for president of the United States,” Moulton told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America.”

Moulton later tweeted a four-and-half-minute campaign video.

“I’m running because we have to beat Donald Trump, and I want us to beat Donald Trump because I love this country. We’ve never been a country that gets everything right. But we’re a country that, at our best, thinks that we might. I’d be honored if you’d join me in this mission,” he said in the video.

Moulton, 40, has served in Congress since 2015. He is a decorated Marine Corps veteran who served four tours of duty in Iraq.

If elected, Moulton would be the youngest president in U.S. history.

Moulton is considered a moderate progressive. Though he is often highly critical of Trump, Moulton has consistently been ranked one of the most bipartisan members of Congress.

Moulton is the 19th candidate to join the ever-growing 2020 Democratic field. His candidacy is considered a long-shot.

Recent polls show Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leading the pack.

Former Vice President Joe Biden leads when prospective candidates are considered. Biden is expected to announce his candidacy this week, according to media reports.

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