Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Talk of the Sound is reporting Chelsea Clinton, 31, the only child of former president Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “actively considering’ a run for the U.S. Congress.
Chelsea has been approached by “the right people” in the New York Democratic Party, according to one source in Albany.
The House seat the Albany Dems want Chelsea to take is New York 18th District and is currently held by Rep. Nita M. Lowey. Rep. Lowey will be 74 next year and is widely expected to retire from Congress in 2012.
For Lowey, a run by Chelsea Clinton would represent the second time a Clinton family member intervened in her political career. In 2000, Lowey was considered the likely Democratic Senate candidate for the seat formerly held by the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
When Hillary Clinton expressed interest in running for Senate from New York in 1999, Lowey was forced to step aside for the wife of the former President.
Editor Update: This Blog has learned, Rep. Lowey stepped aside for Hillary once. She ain’t going to do it for the kid,” said one skeptical Dem.