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.


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 ClintonDershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — NFL social media accounts hacked | Dem questions border chief over controversial Facebook group | Clinton says Zuckerberg has 'authoritarian' views Clinton on Sanders comments: 'I wasn't thinking about the election' 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 HuntsmanMeghan McCain blasts NY Times: 'Everyone already knows how much you despise' conservative women Abby Huntsman leaving 'The View' to help run father's gubernatorial campaign De Niro: 'I would disown' my kids if they acted like Trump's 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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