Roll Call reported today an unnamed 30-something, former Marine who says he can raise a million is considering a run as an independent against Congressman Tierney and GOP contender Tisei. The Globe is now chiming in with the name of the ambitious fellow.
Seth Moulton, 33, Marblehead, has three Harvard degrees and served four tours of duty in Iraq says he is considering a run against US Representative John F. Tierney
Moulton went to Phillips Academy Andover, and served in the Marines, says he would run as an independent, which would allow him to get on the November ballot, if he can collect 2,000 signatures by July 31.
Moulton graduated from Harvard College in 2001. He served two tours in Iraq as an infantry platoon commander and two tours as an assistant to General David H. Petraeus, in 2005 and 2007-2008. He then returned to Harvard where he received degrees from the Kennedy School of Government, and Harvard Business School.
He is currently managing director of Texas Central Railway, a company that is trying to bring Japan’s “bullet train” to Texas.
Moulton lives in Dallas, but says he moved there for the job eight months ago and has lived in Massachusetts for 32 of his 33 years. He would be able to establish residency for the election simply by moving back to the state.
He said he has never been involved in politics before, and just begun speaking to friends and colleagues about the idea a few days ago. …“It’s an opportunity that came completely out of the blue,” he said.
…Somehow his last statement left me wondering…how out of the blue was this opportunity and who brought it to him…hmmmm…does it make you wonder, too?