Bernie Sanders's son considering running for Congress

Bernie Sanders's son considering running for Congress
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSenate tees up Yemen vote for Tuesday Sanders supporters cancel Clinton protest Congress moving to end US involvement in Yemen MORE's (I-Vt.) son is considering a run for Congress in New Hampshire's highly competitive 1st District, Vice News reports

“Oh absolutely, I’m definitely considering it. I’m excited, motivated, and interested in the race,” Levi Sanders told Vice News in an exclusive report Thursday. “I’m just dotting my i’s and crossing my t’s.”

The younger Sanders told the news organization that, like his father, he would propose Medicare for all and free college tuition as part of his platform. 

Levi Sanders worked as a senior policy strategist on his father's 2016 presidential campaign and has been an advocate for people looking to receive Social Security benefits. 

However, the Democratic field to replace Rep. Carol Shea-PorterCarol Shea-PorterSanders expresses pride, but says his son will run his own campaign in New Hampshire Bernie Sanders's son launches congressional bid in New Hampshire Bernie Sanders's son considering running for Congress MORE (D-N.H.) in the district is already crowded. 

Vice reports that seven Democrats in the district are already running and raising money. 

Various former Bernie Sanders supporters have rallied around state Rep. Mark MacKenzie (D-N.H.), while establishment Democrats have signaled support for Chris Pappas. 

The district, which has a history of shifting from Democratic to Republican, will likely be competitive in November. 

Trump received more votes in the district than Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump adds to legal team after attacks on Mueller Press: You can’t believe a word he says Feehery: March Madness MORE got in 2016. 

However, the Sanders name is likely to resonate, given the Vermont senator's close proximity to New Hampshire, and his 22-point victory over Clinton in the state's 2016 Democratic primary.