Bernie Sanders’s Son, Levi, Announces Congressional Bid in New Hampshire

Levi Sanders, right, with his father, Senator Bernie Sanders, at a campaign rally

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I) son, Levi, announced Monday he is running for the open House seat in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.

“For over 17 years, I have represented the working class who have been beaten up by the system. It is time to demand that we have a system which represents the 99 percent and not the 1 percent who have never had it so good,” Levi Sanders said in a statement on his campaign website.

Sanders, a legal services analyst, is proposing policies similar to those championed by his father, including a “Medicare for all health system,” tuition-free college, a higher minimum wage and more.

His candidacy was first reported by WMUR in Vermont.

Sanders, 48, is running to replace Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-Vt.), who is not seeking re-election. Sanders joins a field of seven Democrats and three Republicans vying for the seat.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Brett Samuels