Physician whistle-blower at VA running for Congress in New Hampshire

Stewart Levenson, MD, the former New England Regional Director for the Department of Veterans Affairs who blew the whistle on substandard care at Manchester (N.H.) VA Medical Center earlier this year, is now running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to WMUR.

Dr. Levenson will run as a Republican for the Second District House seat, opposing three-term U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H. According to Dr. Levenson, he met with Ms. Kuster while he was a physician at Manchester VA regarding his whistleblower complaints, but that she did not help to institute any changes.

"I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't feel strongly that she no longer adequately represents either the district or the people of New Hampshire," said Dr. Levenson, according to WMUR. "Now, I'm taking a different avenue. I just can't remain on the sidelines anymore. I grew such a deep affection for my patients; for my neighbors. I love New Hampshire. I don't want to see New Hampshire become like some of the other places in this country."

The primary elections will be held Sept. 11, 2018, while the general election will be held Nov. 6, 2018.

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