I may run for White House, says Chelsea Clinton

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The Independent US

Chelsea Clinton has hinted that she may run for political office in the US while refusing to rule out a challenge for the presidency.

The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, the current Secretary of State, indicated that her family may yet become the latest multi-generational force in Washington DC, following the Kennedy and Bush dynasties.

Asked if she wants to stand for the presidency, Ms Clinton told the BBC: "I honestly don't know… I certainly feel a strong call for public service."

She added: "Before my mum's campaign [to become the Democratic presidential nominee] in 2008 I would have said no - not as a result of any long deliberate thoughtful process but rather because people have been asking me that question for as long as I could remember."

Ms Clinton, 32, was speaking from the Nigerian capital Abuja, where she was helping her father's foundation launch an initiative to reduce the number of deaths among children and mothers due to diarrhoea and other preventable diseases.