Chelsea Clinton ‘Actively Considering’ Run for Congress: Report

Chelsea Clinton is considering running for Congress, Talk of the Sound reports:

ClintonClinton has been approached by "the right people" in the New York Democratic Party, according to one source in Albany. While no decision has been made, Clinton is said to be "actively considering" a Congressional run from New York State in 2012…

…The discussions of running Chelsea Clinton for a house seat grew out of the redistricting plans currently underway in the New York State legislature in Albany.

The plan is to identify an open seat for Clinton in or around New York City where she currently resides with her husband, Marc Mezvinsky. While no specific district has been determined, New York City and Westchester are said to be the focus with New York's 18th District considered a strong possibility. The 18th encompasses much of Westchester County, just south of where her parents have maintained a home for the past 12 years.

Representative Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) is the current Representative from the 18th district and is expected to retire in 2012, the paper adds.