Rep. Moulton: Democratic Loss in Georgia Special Election Is ‘Wake Up Call'

A Massachusetts congressman is speaking out after the Democratic Party lost a tight congressional special election race in Georgia Tuesday night.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton said on Twitter that the closely-watched race between Republican winner Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossof needs to "be a wake up call for Democrats" and that the party needs to move on from its bitter 2016 loss.

"We need a genuinely new message, a serious jobs plan that reaches all Americans, and a bigger tent not a smaller one," he said. "Focus on the future."

Moulton, whose name has been kicked around by political analysts as a potential 2020 presidential candidate, has previously said that he's not seeking a higher office.

However, experts say Moulton, who graduated from Harvard University and did four military tours in Iraq, would be an interesting contender.

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