Just noticed on Daily Kos that Rep. Tierney has a primary challenger in the person of Seth Moulton. He has the support of VoteVets, a fairly reliably progressive organization. On the other hand, the following, without more substance, sounds worrying:
“I’m a pragmatic Democrat. I’m a person who wants to go to Washington and get things done,” Moulton said. “… I’m (also) a frustrated Democrat. I think we haven’t shown a lot of new thinking about old issues. Congress has been kicking the can down the road too much.”
The “kicking the can down the road” phrase has been used a lot by those who want to make Social Security less generous.
Back in 2012 when there was talk of shipping him up from Texas for the challenge, he described himself as a “fairly centrist guy”.
Anyone with opinions on this guy? Would another Tierney run risk turning the seat Republican? Is Mr Moulton a bit too centrist for Massachusetts?