Chelsea Clinton says she's not considering a bid for New York House seat
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Chelsea Clinton on Wednesday said she is not considering a run for a New York House seat. 

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“Is it a rumor? Are you thinking about it?” Goldberg asked.

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Clinton responded by saying she is not considering running for Lowey’s seat and that she has been asked her entire life about running for office due to being the daughter of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAs Buttigieg rises, Biden is still the target Harris rips Gabbard over Fox appearances during Obama years Steyer, Gabbard and Yang shut out of early minutes of Democratic debate MORE.

She added that she doesn’t know if she ever will run for office, “but right now the answer’s no.” 

“Whoopi, I understand why people are asking, and someone has asked me some version of this question for literally as long as I can remember,” Clinton said. 

“One of my earliest memories is being three or four and someone saying ‘Chelsea, are you going to run for governor of Arkansas one day?’ And I share that because I think it’s a question that shouldn’t just be asked of people whose last name is Clinton or Huntsman,” Clinton continued, gesturing to “The View” co-host Abby HuntsmanAbigail (Abby) Haight HuntsmanJudd Apatow, Joy Behar spar over who's 'too old' to run for president Meghan McCain opens up about miscarriage: 'I felt so ashamed' Chelsea Clinton says she's not considering a bid for New York House seat MORE, the daughter of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman. 

 

Lowey announced last week that she will not seek reelection in 2020. Rumors have swirled for years that Chelsea Clinton could launch a campaign to run for the seat. 

But Clinton encouraged everyone to ask children, young people and women if they would consider running for public office.

“It’s a question we should be asking kids, like ‘do you think about running for office one day?’ Young people, women. And I hope if the answer to that question is ‘Yes, I’m considering it,’ that you’ll really think about doing it and go to run for something, and other resources that exist to help you do that."

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