Politics

Bernie Sanders’ Son Is Running For Congress

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Peter Hasson Senior Reporter

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ son is officially running for Congress.

Levi Sanders is running for the open House seat in New Hampshire’s 1st District, even though he doesn’t even live in that district, WMUR9 reported Monday night.

“After much thought and consultation with my family, friends, and the people of New Hampshire, I am excited to announce today that I am running for Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st District. This is a unique opportunity to listen to the hard working men and women of New Hampshire about the issues that matter to them,” Sanders said in a statement posted to his campaign website.

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U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is joined by his son Levi (L) after voting in the Vermont primary in Burlington, Vermont March 1, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Sanders is one of eight Democrats running to replace Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, who announced in October that she will not be running for re-election.

Sanders is already following his father’s example of railing against the “one percent” as a campaign strategy.

“For over 17 years, I have represented the working class who have been beaten up by the system. It is time to demand that we have a system which represents the 99% and not the 1% who have never had it so good,” Sanders said in his statement.