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Shedding staff? Missing debates? Forgoing events? Here’s the latest on Seth Moulton’s campaign

Seth Moulton. John Locher/Associated Press/Associated Press

US Representative Seth Moulton has been running for president for nearly four months. During that time he has made repeated stops in the early primary states, been a frequent guest on national cable news programs, and raised a million dollars.

But the Salem Democrat has yet to crack the debate stage — or even the second tier of candidates in the party’s 24-person field. Here’s a brief look at what’s going on with his presidential campaign:

■  On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported Moulton was laying off half his staff, suggesting this was the beginning of the demise of his campaign. Moulton spokesman Matt Corridoni told the Globe there was some restructuring early last month that has led to a reduction of staff, but it’s not half of the team.

Among those who have left the campaign is Adnan Mohamed, Moulton’s deputy national political director, who is now working for former representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas.


Moulton’s most recent campaign finance report, which covered April to June, showed about 25 people on staff. Moulton’s campaign says it still has staff in states that come early on the nominating calendar, including New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada.

■  Earlier this week, a Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll of likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters showed not a single person of 500 surveyed said they would vote for him. (Two respondents said Moulton was their second choice.)

■ Moulton told the Lynn Item he has no plans to withdraw from the presidential race. He said that rumors he will drop out before Labor Day were false.

■  Moulton will skip a major Iowa Democratic dinner this weekend to attend a reunion of his Marine buddies. He will campaign in Iowa and Minnesota next week, said Corridoni.

■  After not qualifying for the first two rounds of debate, Moulton isn’t expected to make the stage in September, either. He’ll have more company on the sidelines though: The Democratic National Committee has raised the threshold for participation to 130,000 unique donors and at least 2 percent support in four sanctioned polls.


Still, Moulton is unique in that he has had zero support in every qualifying poll for the debates since he entered the race in April.

James Pindell can be reached at james.pindell@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jamespindell or subscribe to his Ground Game newsletter on politics:http://pages.email.bostonglobe.com/GroundGameSignUp.