Just when you thought the Clintons were finished in American politics, rumors circulating around New York have former First Daughter and Clinton Foundation board member Chelsea Clinton as a possible U.S. House candidate for New York’s 17th congressional district.
According to a story appearing in the New York Post Thursday, the younger Clinton is seen as a possible successor to 79-year-old Democrat, Nita Lowey. Staff in Ms. Lowey’s office declined to comment.
A member of the Hudson Valley congressional delegation, Lowey has served in the U.S. House for 30 years, but has not announced her intent to retire. Lowey recently won reelection without opposition from a candidate from a major party.
Lowey’s district includes Chappaqua, N.Y., home of Bill and Hillary Clinton, the latter suffering a humiliating loss in the presidential election Tuesday.
Fueling speculation Chelsea may seek a seat in the House is the Clintons’ September purchase of the house adjacent to their home at 33 Old House Lane in Chappaqua. The home was sold for $1.16 million.
Initially believed to be a weekend home, those familiar with the former First Family now suspect the house was purchased with the intent of establishing residency for Chelsea.
The daughter of former president Bill Clinton and failed 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, Chelsea attended the prestigious Sidwell Friends School and later earned a degree in history from Stanford University. She later earned both a MPhil and DPhil from University College, Oxford, in 2003 and 2014.
Clinton, who briefly taught at New York University and was a contributor with NBC News, is married and has two children; she resides in Manhattan.
[New York Post] [Photo courtesy JP Yim/Getty Images via Politico]