New Hampshire politics
September 11, 2018

Levi Sanders, the son of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and one of 11 Democrats running for an open seat in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District, did not win the primary on Tuesday night.

Chris Pappas, a member of the governor's Executive Council and former state lawmaker, was victorious. Pappas was one of the two front-runners, along with Maura Sullivan, a former Obama administration official. If Pappas wins the election in November, he will become New Hampshire's first openly gay member of Congress. He will face Republican Eddie Edwards, a Navy veteran and former police chief endorsed by Rudy Giuliani, who won the GOP primary. Edwards would be New Hampshire's first black congressman.

Sanders was a proponent of Medicare for All, raised only a little more than $11,000 for his campaign, and faced some criticism for living outside of the 1st District. His father declined to endorse him, but did release a statement saying he is "very proud of Levi's commitment to public service and his years of work on behalf of low income and working people." Catherine Garcia

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