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Bernie Sanders' son running for Congress in New Hampshire

FILE - In this March 1, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., his wife Jane Sanders, and his son Levi Sanders arrive at a primary night rally in Essex Junction, Vt. Levi Sanders is joining seven fellow New Hampshire Democrats and three Republicans running for the 1st Congressional District seat in 2018. Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is stepping down after her term ends.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File )
February 27, 2018 - 6:01 AM

CLAREMONT, N.H. - Bernie Sanders' son says he's running for Congress in New Hampshire.

Levi Sanders is joining seven fellow Democrats and three Republicans in this year's race for the 1st Congressional District. Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is stepping down after her term ends.

The 48-year-old Sanders has lived in New Hampshire for 15 years. He's in Claremont, in the 2nd Congressional District. The U.S. Constitution requires only that U.S. House members reside in the state they serve, not necessarily in the same district.

The son of the Independent Vermont senator proposes a "Medicare for all health care system;" tuition-free public college; a higher minimum wage; and "sensible gun legislation."

He's a legal services analyst in Massachusetts. His step-sister, Carina Driscoll, is running for mayor of Burlington, Vermont, a post once held by Bernie Sanders.

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