The Democratic field in New Hampshire’s 1st District House seat just got a little more crowded. A familiar name will appear on the ballot in this year’s election.
Vermont Senator and former Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ son Levi Sanders just announced his intention to run for the position.
“This is a unique opportunity to listen to the hard-working men and women of New Hampshire about the issues that matter to them,” he said.
Levi Sanders’ platform will be familiar to anyone who supported his father. He’s running on a Medicare for all platform, supporting common sense gun control, free college tuition, a higher minimum wage, equal pay for women, and a substantive approach to fixing the opioid crisis.
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“This campaign is about each and every one of us, who strive each and every day, to make this great state and country a better place in which to live. Over the course of the next few months, I look forward to connecting further with the people of the 1st District and truly representing those values that matter to all of us,” Sanders said.
Sanders has an unusual bid, in that he resides in the State but not the district for which he’s running.
Sanders doesn’t have a political track record, but he did get a first hand look at what it takes, working by his father’s side on Bernie’s presidential campaign in 2016.
He joins eight democrats and three republicans vying for the seat. With name recognition and a platform that proved popular with New Hampshire residents who went overwhelmingly for Bernie in the Presidential primaries, Levi Sanders looks like an exciting candidate.