GOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. Happy Monday!
MOULTON SILENT ON SENATE RACE — Rep. Seth Moulton says he has no regrets when it comes to his attempt to oust House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from leadership in 2018. But on the topic of new leadership closer to home, the congressman is staying quiet.
Moulton said Pelosi is doing a “great job” standing up to President Donald Trump during an interview on WCVB’s “On the Record” which aired Sunday morning. So does he regret trying to replace her after Democrats flipped the House?
“No, absolutely not, because I was elected on a promise to bring a new generation of leadership to Washington. There are a lot of people who talk about generational change but there aren’t many of us who actually fight for it,” Moulton said. “I’m going to keep upholding that promise. That’s why I’m working so hard to endorse and support a new generation of servant leaders running in seats across the country.”
But given the chance to support a new generation of leadership at home in Massachusetts, Moulton is staying quiet. The Salem Democrat declined to say whether he’ll back Sen. Ed Markey, 73, or Rep. Joe Kennedy III, 39, in the Democratic Senate primary. Moulton won his congressional seat in a primary against former Rep. John Tierney in 2014.
“I am focused on the Senate races that we need to win across the country to take back control of the Senate. That’s what we need to be focused on,” Moulton said.
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: CAVELL’S NEW OPIOID PLAN — Dave Cavell, a Brookline Democrat running in the crowded race to replace Rep. Joe Kennedy III, is rolling out a new plan today aimed at addressing the opioid crisis. Cavell is pitching an Opioid National Emergency bill that would allow for safe consumption sites, increase accountability for pharmaceutical companies and provide more prevention education. Cavell is a former White House aide and most recently worked for Attorney General Maura Healey. The plan.