Seth Moulton is a former Marine Corps officer, and he’s taken the lead in recruiting veterans to run for Congress as Democrats, formally endorsing a dozen so far of the estimated thirty such candidates party officials expect to be on ballots in November in Republican-held districts.

“Fundamentally this is about getting service-drawn people into Congress, people who will put country first,” Moulton told The Daily Beast. “When you meet these candidates, you will be blown away by the qualities of leadership.”