Feb 7, 2016 2:47 PM

NH residents surprised to see their faces on Bernie Sanders' mailers

The Associated Press

LEBANON — Several New Hampshire residents say they were taken by surprise when they saw their pictures on presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' mailers.

The Valley News reports that American Legion official Tom Wiley of Canaan found out from his commanding officer that his photograph was featured on one of the Vermont senator's mailers.

Wiley, who hopes to become New Hampshire's next department commander, said he was not amused. Legion officials are adamant that the organization is nonpartisan.

Rev. Stephen R. Silver of Lebanon said he and his 9-year-old son had their picture taken with Sanders at the same Veterans Day event and it appeared on a recent mailer.

Both men say they were not asked to sign releases.

A spokesman from the Sanders campaign said he was looking into the issue.

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