Levi Sanders Announces Congressional Bid

Levi Sanders (D), the son of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), is the eighth Democrat to enter the race for New Hampshire’s 1st District House seat, WMUR reports.

“Sanders, 48, enters the race in the unique – although not unprecedented — position of residing out of the district he hopes to serve in Washington. He is a resident of Claremont, which is in the 2nd District, where he is a registered Democrat, but he’s running for the 1st District seat now held by U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, who is not seeking re-election.”

Shea-Porter Calls It Quits

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) announced that she will not seek re-election in 2018, saying that “the time has come in my life to pause and decide on a different path,” the Boston Globe reports.

“Her decision is a political bombshell with national implications. At a time when Democrats are looking to win back a majority in the House, Shea-Porter is one of the few Democrats holding office in a district that Republican Donald Trump won last year.”