The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

Like fa­ther, like son? Well, maybe. Meet Levi San­ders, son of Sen. Bernard San­ders, Ver­mont in­de­pen­dent and self-de­scribed so­cial­ist. It is very likely that Mr. San­ders the younger is go­ing to run for Con­gress in New Hamp­shire, specif­i­cally, the 1st Dis­trict — an area that en­com­passes Manch­ester, the state’s largest city, plus the coast­line and the ever-pop­u­lar Lakes Re­gion.

“Oh ab­so­lutely, I’m def­i­nitely con­sid­er­ing it. I’m ex­cited, mo­ti­vated, and in­ter­ested in the race,” Mr. San­ders told Vice News.

The po­ten­tial hope­ful is 48 and con­sid­ered to be a car­pet­bag­ger of sorts in the Gran­ite State, as he lives in the 2nd Dis­trict, not the 1st. Mr. San­ders said his cam­paign plat­form will be sim­i­lar to his fa­ther’s, and in­clude Medi­care for all and free col­lege tu­ition, among other things.

“The ba­sic dif­fer­ence is that I’m a veg­e­tar­ian and he’s not,” the son said of his fa­ther.

Should he jump in the race to re­place re­tir­ing in­cum­bent Demo­crat Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, he’ll join 11 hope­fuls who in­clude a sin­gle Lib­er­tar­ian, three Repub­li­cans and seven Democrats.

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