On Election Day Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts 6th District House of Representatives Seth Moulton says he’s confident and encouraged by the high voter turnout.
Moulton, a political newcomer, defeated incumbent John Tierney in the primary and hopes he can defeat Republican Richard Tisei when the polls close Tuesday night.
“It’s time for new leadership to break the partisan gridlock in Washington and we’re simply not going to get that from a career politician. People want someone who is going to work in a bipartisan basis,” Moulton said.
The Moulton campaign has 400 volunteers knocking on doors and making 60,000 phone calls trying to get those last minute votes, which could be difference in a very tight race.
“We always knew it would be a tight race, but people don’t want a career politician. They want someone who’s new, who’s going to work with both sides of the aisle to get things done for the district,” he said.
The Democrat has received a lot of attention for his military record, but he tends to downplay that.
“I know an awful lot of young Americans who did incredibly heroic things and didn’t get recognized. I’m proud of what I did, I’m proud to have served with the guys I served with and for the country,” he said.
Moulton said he plans to go for a run when the polls close then watch early results at home in Salem before heading to what he says will be a victory party.