Democrat In Seat Targeted For Chelsea Clinton Run Has No Plans To Retire

Kerry Picket | Reporter

WASHINGTON — The congressional district seat reportedly being targeted for a run by Chelsea Clinton may not be vacant any time soon.

The New York Post reported last week that Democratic operatives within the Empire State are quietly grooming Chelsea to run in the Westchester seat currently occupied by longtime Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey.

“There has been a lot of speculation within New York Democratic circles about Lowey’s retirement and Chelsea running for the seat. There is a belief that Chappaqua is a logical place for Chelsea to run, because it would be straightforward for her to raise money and build a powerful base,” a source told The Post.

Lowey previously stepped aside for Hillary to run in 1999 for the New York Senate seat vacated by Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. However, Lowey, who is 79 years old, told TheDC she has no plans to retire in the near future.

“You’ll have to ask Chelsea. I’m running for office. I currently serve and the future will take care of itself. I will keep running,” she said.

Lowey added, “I don’t know who’s putting all those articles out, frankly, but you’ll have to ask Chelsea. I am currently running. I am currently serving the people of my district.”

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