Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wasn’t able to put the biggest crack in that so-called glass ceiling of political power, but her daughter, Chelsea, is reportedly ready to do what she can to make sure the Clinton political dynasty doesn’t end with the former secretary of state.
According to anonymous sources who spoke to the New York Post this week, Chelsea Clinton could launch a campaign for New York City’s 17th Congressional District seat, which is currently held by 79-year-old Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey, who has been in office for nearly 30 years and could retire soon.
The source said the Clintons need “some time to regroup” but are counting on the younger Clinton to keep up the family business:
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. 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 Lowey’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.