Levi Sanders, son of US Senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT), confirms that he is seriously considering entering the eastern New Hampshire open congressional district race. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-Rochester) is retiring after four non-consecutive terms. The 1st District has defeated more incumbents than any seat in the country, returning just one to DC (Ms. Shea-Porter in 2008) since then-Rep. Jeb Bradley (R) won re-election in 2004.
Mr. Sanders, however, lives in the state’s 2nd District, which could become an issue in parochial New Hampshire. Seven Democrats are already in the race, including Executive Councilor Chris Pappas, former NH state AFL-CIO president and state Rep. Mark MacKenzie (D-Bedford), and Rochester City Attorney Terence O’Rourke. The general election is likely to become yet another toss-up campaign.
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