Moulton to Democrats: ‘Business as usual isn’t working’

Representative Seth Moulton.
Representative Seth Moulton. Craig F. Walker/globe staff/file 2017

US Representative Seth Moulton, a Salem Democrat, has a message for party leadership in the wake of Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia: Business as usual isn’t working.

Taking to Twitter late Tuesday, Moulton called the Georgia special election a “wake up call for Democrats,” urging them to “stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future.”

“We need a genuinely new message, a serious jobs plan that reaches all Americans, and a bigger tent not a smaller one. Focus on the future,” Moulton wrote.

Tuesday night’s outcome was a triumph for the GOP.

Instead of a win or even a razor-thin loss, Ossoff lost to Republican Karen Handel by 5 percentage points. Handel takes the seat previously held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.


Material from the Associated Press was used in this report. Aimee Ortiz can be reached at aimee.ortiz@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @aimee_ortiz.