Chelsea Clinton insists she’s “not considering” launching congressional bid

Chelsea Clinton and Capitol

Chelsea Clinton ended speculation on Wednesday about her potential run for Congress — at least for now.

“I’m not considering running for Congresswoman [Nita] Lowey’s seat,” the former first daughter said during an appearance as a guest co-host on ABC’s “The View.”

“[But] I understand why people are asking,” Clinton noted in response to a question from co-host Whoopi Goldberg.

“Someone has asked me some version of this question literally as long as I can remember,” she said while saying that she remembers being asked if she’d run for Arkansas governor when she was 3 or 4 years old.

“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,” she said, referring to co-host Abby Huntsman who is the daughter of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.

“It’s a question we should be asking kids, like, ‘Do you think about running for office one day?’” Clinton continued.

“Young people, women and I hope that 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,” she added.

Clinton said she was unsure if she’d run for office one day — but “right now, the answer’s no.”

Last year, Clinton told reporters that a future in politics would be a “definite maybe.”

“If my city councilor were to retire, if my congresswoman were to retire, my senators, and I thought that I could make a positive impact, then I think I would really have to ask my answer to that question [of whether to run for office],” she said at the Edinburgh film festival. 

Clinton joined her mother on the campaign trail in her past presidential bids.

Most recently, she teamed up with her mom to author “The Book of Gutsy Women.”

Lowey, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, announced last week she would not seek re-election in 2020 after 30 years in Congress.

The congresswoman represents that 17th District, which covers Rockland County and portions of Westchester, including the Chappaqua home of Bill and Hillary Clinton, parents of the 39-year-old author and global health advocate.

Credit: NY Post