Bernie Sanders’ son is running for Congress

Senator Bernie Sanders.
Senator Bernie Sanders. Susan Walsh/Associated Press

Political dynasties: the Kennedy clan, the Clinton cohort, and now, the Sanders crew? A day after the news broke that Bernie Sanders’ stepdaughter is running for Burlington mayor, his son, Levi, announced he is entering the race for New Hampshire’s 1st District House seat.

First reported by WMUR, Sanders, 48, is the eighth Democrat to join the race.

According to his campaign website, he’ll be campaigning on a Medicare for All healthcare system, free public college, and a higher minimum wage. He also referenced the opioid crisis in New Hampshire, equal pay, and gun control. His website features a photo of him with his father at the top of the homepage. A spokesman told WMUR Sanders will file his official statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission within the next 10 days.


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