Seth Moulton Drops Out Of Presidential Bid

Seth Moulton

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Congressman Seth Moulton is pulling out from the 2020 presidential race—shortly following Washington Governor Jay Inslee's drop from the race earlier this week.

Moulton is expected to officially announce his withdrawal later Friday at the Democratic National Committee.

WBZ NewsRadio political analyst Jon Keller says there were a number of factors against Moulton, leading to this decision.

"He obviously had hurt himself within the party by his attempted overthrow of Nancy Pelosi as speaker some months ago," Keller said. "That didn't help."

His campaign—which started back in April—had trouble in the polls, with Moulton often polling at zero percent.

Moulton's veteran status was a crucial part of his campaign, according to Keller. But he had company.

"He was not the only veteran in the race," Keller said. "You have Pete Buttigieg, you have Tulsi Gabbard. So there just wasn't a path forward for Moulton, and today he is recognizing the obvious."

Moulton's campaign says they are proud of the race they ran—and that Moulton plans on campaigning for whichever Democrat gets the final bid.

With Moulton out, there are still 21 Democrats running for president.

As for Moulton? Now he returns home to fight to keep his congressional seat.

Listen to Keller's full comments below.

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