Chelsea Clinton May Be Planning to Run for Congress

Chelsea Clinton is reportedly being groomed for a congressional position in New York.

Chelsea Clinton For Congress
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Chelsea Clinton For Congress

While many are grieving over Hillary Clinton's loss in the presidential elections, there may be just a glimmer of hope for seeing another Clinton in a political office. Chelsea Clinton is reportedly gearing up for a Congressional run in New York.  

Reports claim Hillary Clinton's only daughter is being "groomed" for a position in Congress in New York's 17th Congressional District in Westchester County, according to the New York Post. The seat is currently being held by Nita Lowey, who was just recently reelected for her 14th term. 

The Post suggests Clinton will take over for Lowey after she retires, although that timeline has not been specified. "While it is true the Clintons need some time to regroup after Hillary’s crushing loss, they will not give up," a source revealed to the publication. "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." Admittedly, this wasn't the career path the Clinton family may have envisioned for their daughter, but Chelsea allegedly chose to consider the run in support of her mother. "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's reported congressional run probably doesn't come as a shock to some, however. Her name has been thrown around before, including in 2011, when the New Rochelle Talk reported that she would be planning to run after Lowey was projected to retire in 2012. Lowey has spent nearly 30 years and two terms in office. The 79-year-old politician doesn't appear to be slowing down, but voters shouldn't rule out seeing Chelsea Clinton's name on the ballot in the congressional elections in 2018. 

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