Is Chelsea Clinton running for Congress?
According to a new report, the 36-year-old former First Daughter is being groomed to take over Rep. Nita Lowey's New York congressional seat following her mom Hillary Clinton's recent loss in the presidential election.
"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," a source recently told the New York Post.
Chelsea and her mother, Hillary, in March 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"In the past few years, she has taken a very visible role in the Clinton Foundation and on the campaign trail," the insider continued. "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."
"There has been a lot of speculation within New York Democratic circles about Lowey’s retirement and Chelsea running for the seat. There is a belief that Chappaqua, NY is a logical place for Chelsea to run, because it would be straightforward for her to raise money and build a powerful base," the source added.