Miss Clinton, 36, could run for a seat in New York’s 17th district – replacing 79-year-old Nita Lowey once she retires.
The district, north of New York City, encompasses the city of White Plains, where her parents have a home in the hamlet of Chappaqua. Prior to 2013 it also included the Bronx.
Chelsea Clinton campaigns for her mother, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, at the Transcept, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (AP)
In August, the Clintons shelled out more than $1 million for a three-bedroom, 3,631-square-foot house next door. At the time, it was believed to be a house for Chelsea, husband Marc Mezvinsky, and their children, Charlotte and Aidan, to get away. Now it could become the family’s home to establish residency for a Congressional run. They currently live in Manhattan, where Chelsea is also registered to vote.
“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.