Aug 23, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Seth Moulton ends his 2020 presidential campaign

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.)

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Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) announced Friday that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race during an address at the DNC's summer meeting in San Francisco.

The big picture: Moulton launched an unlikely campaign focused on his centrist policies and military experience. His exit further winnows a crowded Democratic field — made smaller in the past week by the withdrawals of John Hickenlooper and Jay Inslee — and he told the New York Times that he sees "a three-way race" between Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders "about how far left the party should go."

What's next: Moulton now intends to focus on getting reelected in his Massachusetts congressional district. He reportedly told members of the DNC that he plans to campaign for the party’s nominee, the AP notes.

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