The former first daughter, 36 year old Chelsea Clinton, is reportedly being groomed as a congressional candidate for the State of New York.
According to the New York Post, Clinton is being considered to take the place of Rep. Nita Lowey when she decides to retire from the House of Representatives.
Lowey represents New York’s 17th District, which covers part of Westchester County, including Chappaqua, where Bill and Hillary have lived since they left the White House. Reportedly, in August, the Clintons have purchased the property next door to their own where they are planning to move in Chelsea and her family.
The younger Clinton is currently a resident of Manhattan, where her mother visited during her infamous health scare on 9/11.
“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,” according to a source quoted by the Post.
“In the past few years, she has taken a very visible role in the Clinton Foundation and on the campaign trail. 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 Lwey’s retirement and Chelsea running for the seat. There is a belief that Chappaqua is a logical place for Chelsea to run because it would be straightforward for her to raise money and build a powerful base.”