Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ son, Levi Sanders, officially announced his plans to run for Congress in New Hampshire this week to replace outgoing Democrat Carol Porter; pledging to work for average, “hard working” Americans living in the Granite State.
“This is a unique opportunity to listen to the hard working men and women of New Hampshire about the issues that matter to them,” said the Congressional hopeful.
“For 15 years, New Hampshire has been my family’s home,” he added.
Unlike his father, the 48-year old liberal politician plans to run as a full-fledged member of the Democratic Party.
Despite their different affiliations, Levi’s platform mirrors much of Bernie’s presidential promises; a single payer healthcare system, free college tuition, a higher minimum wage, and higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
“I am very proud of Levi’s commitment to public service and his years of work on behalf of low income and working people,” said Bernie. “Levi will be running his own campaign, in his own way, with his own ideas. The decision as to who to vote for will be determined by the people of New Hampshire’s first district, and nobody else.”