It looks like Levi Sanders doesn’t have his father’s ability to inspire votes. The left wing candidate was defeated in the New Hampshire primary for a House seat.
The Huffington Post reports:
Bernie Sanders’ Son, Levi, Loses New Hampshire Congressional Primary
Levi Sanders, the son of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), lost his bid for one of New Hampshire’s two U.S. House seats.
The younger Sanders ran far behind the top vote-getters among the 11 Democrats seeking the party’s nomination in Tuesday’s primary for the open seat in the 1st Congressional District. He was considered a long-shot candidate in the race, having raised less than $40,000, according to Federal Election Commission filings. His residence in the state’s 2nd Congressional District also hindered his campaign.
Chris Pappas, a former state legislator and current member of the Executive Council that advises New Hampshire’s governor, won the Democratic race. He is vying to be the state’s first openly gay member of Congress.
Bernie Sanders, who as a fellow New Englander is popular in New Hampshire and won its 2016 Democratic presidential primary by more than 20 percentage points, did not endorse his son. He said in a statement early this year that the family does not “believe in dynastic politics. Levi is running his own campaign in his own way.”
Maybe Levi Sanders can find work at CNN or MSNBC.