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Bernie Sanders’ Son, Levi, Announces Congressional Run

The son of Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) has announced he will run for Congress in New Hampshire, promising to fight for those who’ve been “beaten up by the system.” In a statement posted on his campaign website Monday, Levi Sanders said he’ll be running for a seat in the state’s 1st district, which pits him against seven other Democrats and three Republicans for the seat currently held by Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, who is not seeking re-election. Sanders echoed many of his father’s proposals, vowing to bring change for the working class and demand “a system which represents the 99 percent and not the 1 percent.” The 48-year-old legal services analyst is proposing a “Medicare for all health care system,” “tuition free” college education, “sensible” gun laws, and equal pay for men and women, among other things. He is expected to file his official statement of candidacy within the next 10 days, according to WMUR.