Levi Sanders, the son of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), is “actively considering” a run for retiring Rep. Carol Shea-Porter’s (D) seat.
Sanders: “Oh absolutely, I’m definitely considering it. I’m excited, motivated, and interested in the race. I’m just dotting my i’s and crossing my t’s.”
“The 48-year-old Levi said that he would run on a similar platform of Medicare for all and free college tuition that animated his father’s presidential run in 2016, when the the elder Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by 22 points in New Hampshire, 60.4 to 38 percent.”
“It’s unclear how involved his father’s political apparatus would be. When asked about Levi’s potential congressional bid, Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign manager Jeff Weaver told VICE News that he ‘really doesn’t know much, to be honest with with you.’”
“The Democratic Party’s establishment” is lining up behind Executive Councilor Chris Pappas (D) “and some of Bernie’s supporters are also backing” state Rep. Mark MacKenzie (D). There are several other Democrats in the race. (VICE News)