Bernie Sanders’ relative eying congressional seat


Failed presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has a son who is considering his own political career. Levi Sanders is contemplating a run for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District.

In an interview with Vice News, published Thursday, Levi Sanders said: “Oh absolutely, I’m definitely considering it. I’m excited, motivated, and interested in the race.”

From the Washington Examiner: Levi Sanders added that his policy platform would be similar to his father’s, who surprised many Democratic establishment figures when he secured 1,865 delegates in the 2016 presidential primary to Hillary Clinton’s 2,842.

“The basic difference is that I’m a vegetarian and he’s not,” Levi Sanders continued.

The report continues: If Sanders did run in New Hampshire, he would be competing to replace Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, a Democrat, who is no seeking re-election in 2018.

Levi Sanders, Bernie Sanders’ first and only biological child with ex-girlfriend Susan Campbell Mott, was a senior policy strategist on his father’s bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination and a consultant on the elder Sanders’ 2006 run for the U.S. Senate.


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