Chelsea Clinton ‘Actively Considering’ a Run for Congress

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dynasty Alert!

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.

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6 Responses to Chelsea Clinton ‘Actively Considering’ a Run for Congress

  1. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Chelsea seems like a nice girl. Her parents did a splendid job raising her but, what exactly are her qualifications to be a Congresswoman other than having the last name of “Clinton”?

  2. Adirondacky says:

    Debbie – I think the idea is to keep Lowey’s seat democratic.

  3. Joe in Colorado says:

    I have to agree with Debbie. Chelsea has done nothing that qualifies her to be a Congresswoman.

  4. Harry says:

    Chelsea would be a fool to enter the political world. Who needs the hassle?

  5. ajihani says:

    I see Chelsea running the Clinton Foundation with an eye on HIV/AIDS. This is an issue she has expressed intense interest in — like her father, and I think she would be very useful in this capacity but I sure can’t see her in politics. Chelsea is too young and too soft for the dog-eat-dog world of New York politics.

  6. Estacada says:

    Princess Chelsea isn’t qualified.

    If she’s stupid enough to enter politics, she should run for a seat on the New York City council and if she’s successful, build a platform from there. Then, New York assembly, and then finally, Congress.

    Stepping ahead of others who have paid their dues by trading on her famous last name will annoy a lot of people.

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