Chelsea Clinton Hints She's Open to Running for Political Office

Celebrity News Apr. 17, 2014 AT 7:45AM
Chelsea Clinton attends an event on June 11, 2013 Chelsea Clinton has gone from "no way" to "maybe" running for political office someday. Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com

Will she finally join the family business? After years of pursuing alternative career options and flat-out rejecting a potential future in politics, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton tells Fast Company in its May 2014 issue that she's finally open to running for office.

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"I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives," the NYC resident says in the magazine. "If at some point that weren't the case, and I didn't support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators -- and I'm lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know -- maybe then I'd have to ask and answer the question for myself," she says, alluding to potential offices of interest. "And come to a different answer."

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Now 34 , Bill and Hillary Clinton's only child has come a long way from the governor's mansion in Arkansas. Clinton recalled an early childhood memory of when a woman asked her if she wanted to be governor one day -- just like her father. "I looked at her and said, 'No, I'm 3. I'm just waving the flag. That is my job right now.' Flag-waving extraordinaire."

Clinton, in some ways, is still waving her father's flag as she's coming into her own. The New Yorker currently serves as the Vice Chair of The Clinton Foundation.

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The political royal said last November that children are more likely on the immediate horizon. Happily married to hedge fund boss Mark Mezvinsky since 2010, Clinton told Glamour she and her husband hope to make 2014, "the year of the baby."

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