Bernie Sanders's son considering running for Congress

Bernie Sanders's son considering running for Congress
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersWarren joins Sanders in support of striking McDonald's workers Kavanaugh allegations could be monster storm brewing for midterm elections      Senate approves 4B spending bill 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.”

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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-PorterElection Countdown: What to watch in final primaries | Dems launch M ad buy for Senate races | Senate seats most likely to flip | Trump slump worries GOP | Koch network's new super PAC Bernie Sanders's son falls short in New Hampshire primary Chris Pappas wins Democratic House primary in New Hampshire 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 ClintonHillary Clinton: FBI investigation into Kavanaugh could be done quickly Hillary Clinton urges Americans to 'check and reject' Trump's 'authoritarian tendencies' by voting in midterms EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency 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.