Bernie Sanders' Son Is Running for Congress

Levi Sanders aims for office in New Hampshire
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 27, 2018 8:45 AM CST
Bernie Sanders' Son Is Running for Congress
Levi Sanders, son of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Bernie Sanders' son is 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. The 48-year-old Sanders has lived in New Hampshire for 15 years. He actually lives in Claremont, in the 2nd Congressional District, but the US Constitution requires only that House members reside in the state they serve, not necessarily in the same district, per the AP.

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. The seat is open because Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is stepping down after her term ends. Levi Sanders' step-sister, Carina Driscoll, is running for mayor of Burlington, Vermont, a post once held by Bernie Sanders.

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