Chelsea Clinton as NYC Mayor? Maybe...
She'd consider a run for that post or senator if she didn't like incumbents
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2014 1:00 AM CDT
Chelsea Clinton speaks on stage at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive Conference on February, 16, 2014, in Las Vegas.   (Photo by Jeff Bottari/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign)

(Newser) – Chelsea Clinton is getting some attention for comments she made to Fast Company when asked about following her parents into politics. Her answer has always been a "visceral no," says the 34-year-old resident of New York City, but that's no longer the case:

  • "I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives. If at some point that weren't the case, and I didn't support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators—and I'm lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know—maybe then I'd have to ask and answer the question for myself, and come to a different answer."

At the Washington Post, Aaron Blake points out that Clinton has said something similar publicly on at least one other occasion, though she has never been so specific about possible offices. As for the two senatorial posts in New York, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is 47 and Chuck Schumer is 63. (Dad thinks Clinton ought to aim a little higher than a Senate seat, of course.)

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WBee1 Proud Navy Wife
Apr 20, 2014 5:09 PM CDT
She`s a carpetbagger - just like her Mother
Apr 18, 2014 10:38 AM CDT
She sure is butt fugly ...
Apr 17, 2014 8:58 PM CDT
Hey, Kim il Dum succeeded Kim il Dim in N. Korea, and Baby Doc succeeded Papa Doc in Haiti. It is New York, and shitholes the world over do have a tendency to despotism and nepotism. So, yeah, probably...........