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Bernie Sanders' son makes NH congressional bid official

New Hampshire Union Leader

February 27. 2018 10:13PM
Levi Sanders is shown with his father in a photo from his Congressional campaign's Facebook page. (Facebook)

CLAREMONT — The son of Bernie Sanders made official his Democratic run for Congress in New Hampshire’s First District.

Levi Sanders, 48, lives in Claremont on the western end of the state and says he’s running in the eastern district to replace four-term Congressman Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH, who is retiring at the end of her term.

Sanders is only required to live in state and if he does, he can run for any U.S. House seat under the U.S. Constitution.

“This is a unique opportunity to listen to the hard-working men and women of New Hampshire about the issues that matter to them,” Sanders said in a statement.

The New Hampshire Union Leader reported last week that Sanders, a 15-year resident of New Hampshire who works in Cambridge, Mass., was expected to become the eighth Democrat to seek that party’s nomination.

There are three Republicans already in the race.

In a statement Tuesday, Sanders said he wishes his son well, but is not about to try and sway New Hampshire voters to elect him.

“I am very proud of Levi’s commitment to public service and his years of work on behalf of low income and working people,” the elder Sanders said. “Levi will be running his own campaign, in his own way, with his own ideas. The decision as to who to vote for will be determined by the people of New Hampshire’s first district, and nobody else.”

Recently, Levi revealed to national reporters that his father, Bernie, was preparing to run for the White House again in 2020.

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