Bernie Sanders’ Son Announces Run For Congress In New Hampshire

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17:  Jane Sanders (L), Democratic presidential candidate U.S Senator, Bernie Sanders (C), Levi Sanders (2nd R) attend, "A Future To Believe In" GOTV rally concert at Prospect Park on April 17, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)
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CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ son says he’s running for Congress in New Hampshire.

Levi Sanders is joining seven fellow Democrats and three Republicans in this year’s race for the 1st Congressional District. Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is stepping down after her term ends.

The 48-year-old Sanders has lived in New Hampshire for 15 years. He’s in Claremont, in the 2nd Congressional District. The U.S. Constitution requires only that U.S. House members reside in the state they serve, not necessarily in the same district.

The son of the Independent Vermont senator proposes a “Medicare for all health care system;” tuition-free public college; a higher minimum wage; and “sensible gun legislation.”

He’s a legal services analyst in Massachusetts. His step-sister, Carina Driscoll, is running for mayor of Burlington, Vermont, a post once held by Bernie Sanders.

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