Levi Sanders (center) at rally for his father. Photo: Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic

Levi Sanders, the 48-year-old son of Sen. Bernie Sanders, is considering a run for Congress in New Hampshire, he told Vice News.

“Oh absolutely, I’m definitely considering it. I’m excited, motivated, and interested in the race. I’m just dotting my i’s and crossing my t’s.”

Why it matters: The elder Sanders is very popular in New Hampshire, where he swept to victory in the 2016 Democratic primary, and Levi told Vice he'd run on a similar platform. But Levi is not nearly as well-established with New Hampshire Democrats as other candidates already in the race to replace Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, who is retiring. It's also a swing district that could be up for grabs in the general election.

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