Chelsea Clinton says she may run for office

Chelsea Clinton says she may run for office

Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:6AM GMT

The daughter of former US president Bill Clinton says that she is open to a run for a multitude of offices, from mayor of New York to the Senate.

“I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives,” Chelsea Clinton told Fast Company.

“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,” she added.

She said in an interview last month that she’s been getting questions about her presidential ambitions since she was a toddler.

“Very few days go by when I don’t get that question,” the 34-year-old said.

When asked in another interview if she’d consider a political seat, Clinton said: “I don’t know. For a long time, my answer to that question was no. At the moment, I find it pretty discouraging that almost none of my friends think about running for public office as an option.”

Chelsea’s mother, former first lady, senator, secretary of state and failed 2008 White House hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is a possible contender for the next US presidential election in 2016.

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