Chelsea Clinton May Run For Congress In New York
Chelsea Clinton is being groomed to run for Congress. Hillary Clinton‘s daughter could run for the seat in New York’s 17th Congressional District. The seat is currently taken by Nita Lowey, a 79-year-old career politician with nearly 30 years in office. Clinton might run for her seat when she decides to retire.
The 17th district includes the counties of Westchester and Rockland Counties, where the Clintons’ home is located. Bill and Hillary Clinton purchased a $1.16 million house in Chappaqua in August for Chelsea and her family. Chelsea could change her residence from Manhattan to Chappaqua and therefore be eligible to run for the congressional seat.
A source told the New York Post that “while it is true the Clintons need some time to regroup after Hillary’s crushing loss, they will not give up. Chelsea would be the next extension of the Clinton brand. In the past few years, she has taken a very visible role in the Clinton Foundation and on the campaign trail. While politics isn’t the life Hillary wanted for Chelsea, she chose to go on the campaign trail for her mother and has turned out to be very poised, articulate and comfortable with the visibility.”
Chelsea has even discussed the possibility of someday being president on the Ellen Degeneres Show in October 2015. “Now that I’m at a different point in my life I do believe there are many ways to serve, and I’m really lucky to live in a city and a state and a country where I support the people representing me,” she said.
Clinton has not commented on the rumors that she might run for a public office.