Bernie Sanders's son considering running for Congress

Bernie Sanders's son considering running for Congress
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders endorses Oakland teachers strike Dem strategist says Clinton ‘absolutely’ has a role to play in 2020 News media has sought to 'delegitimize' Tulsi Gabbard, says liberal journalist 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-PorterNew Hampshire New Members 2019 Democrat Chris Pappas wins New Hampshire House seat Overnight Energy — Presented by Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance — Trump expected to push pipelines next year | Lawmakers want answers on cancelled wildlife refuge enforcement program | Interior implements new rules for science 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 ClintonDem strategist says Clinton ‘absolutely’ has a role to play in 2020 Left-leaning journalist: Sanders would be 'formidable candidate' against Trump Clinton hits EPA for approval of pesticide dump: ‘We need bees!’ 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.