Campaign Trail Awaits Chelsea Clinton—Again

She could be the first First Kid for two different administrations
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Jul 31, 2007 8:04 AM CDT
Campaign Trail Awaits Chelsea Clinton—Again
Sen. Hillary Clinton, left, speaks during a fundraiser for her presidential campaign while her husband Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton look on in New York in this April 23, 2007 file photo. Chelsea Clinton, for many, a curly-haired 12-year-old with braces and a shy smile, is now is a 27-year-old...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – After nurturing a low profile for years, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton, 27, is back in the public eye, stumping for her presidential candidate mom. During her mother's 2000 Senate campaign, she was little more than set dressing. She has reprised that role this time around but may play a more prominent part later, reports the New York Times.

She does have her own life, with a demanding job at a hedge fund, a serious boyfriend, and a berth on the Manhattan party circuit. Back on the campaign trail, expect her to be a not-so-secret weapon, deployed strategically. Says one Hillary supporter: "People would rather see a member of a Clinton family at a fund-raiser than a surrogate." (Read more Bill Clinton stories.)

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