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Chelsea Clinton: Political run in her future?

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WASHINGTON--Chelsea Clinton may have a political run in her future, reports Vogue Magazine in an exclusive, in depth profile of the daughter of Bill and Hillary. Read the profile by Jonathan Van Meter HERE.

Could Chelsea Clinton ever imagine running for office?:

"Before my mom's campaign I would have said no. Not because it was something I had thought a lot about but because people have been asking me that my whole life. Even during my father's 1984 gubernatorial campaign, it was, Do you want to grow up and be governor one day? No. I am four. And also because I believe that there are many ways for each of us to play our part. For a very long time that's what my mom did. And then she went into elected public life. Her life is a testament to the principle that there are many ways to serve." She pauses. "And now I don't know. . . . I mean, I have voted in every election that I have been qualified to vote in since I turned eighteen. I believe that engaging in the political process is part of being a good person. And I certainly believe that part of helping to build a better world is ensuring that we have political leaders who are committed to that premise. So if there were to be a point where it was something I felt called to do and I didn't think there was someone who was sufficiently committed to building a healthier, more just, more equitable, more productive world? Then that would be a question I'd have to ask and answer."

On what she does for a living:

"She sees her three essentially full-time careers--journalism, academia, and philanthropy--as "mutually supporting and advancing of one another." Also true to her generation, she's interested in solving the world's problems. "I'm sort of obsessed with what works. And why things work and how they work and who should be doing that work and whether it's the government or the private sector. It's part of what so strongly motivates me. It's in our little family Zeitgeist."

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