Chelsea Clinton will not run for Congress, her spokesman said, squelching a simmering rumor that the scion of the famous political family will follow in her parents’ footsteps and seek elected office.
“This is 100 percent false. She’s not running for Congress in the 18th District or any other,” spokesman Matt McKenna told New York’s Daily News Wednesday.
The New Rochelle, N.Y., blog “Talk of the Sound” wrote Tuesday that the young Clinton was considering a run to replace Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., in 2012. Clinton had been “approached by the right people” in the state Democratic Party to consider making a bid for Lowey’s seat, the blog wrote.
Also, Politico hinted earlier this month that Clinton was being considered to replace Lowey, 74, who represents the Westchester, N.Y., town where Bill and Hillary Clinton live.
A spokesman for Lowey denied the rumors and said the congresswoman would seek re-election.
“Nita Lowey is running for re-election,” spokesman Matthew Dennis told ABC News
Chelsea, 31, works for a global financial firm and is known for her charitable work, including fundraising for her father’s Clinton Foundation. She married Marc Mezvinsky, also the child of politicians, at a ceremony in Rhinebeck, N.Y., last year.