With the defeat of Hillary Clinton, many of us were hoping it’s the last we’d see of the Clintons. We prevented her from taking the presidency, for which she’s been quietly preparing for the past four decades. Like the Bushes, the Clintons would’ve officially became a political dynasty had Hillary won the presidency.
With Jeb! Bush also quickly defeated despite blowing $100 million on his primary campaign (and Hillary outspending Trump 2:1), this election represented a rejection of the establishment above everything. And for that reason, as we learned another Clinton is going to attempt to enter the scene, we can only hope the American public will reject her the same way they rejected her mother.
Via The New York Post: Chelsea Clinton is being groomed for the New York seat held by Rep. Nita Lowey.
Chelsea could run for the seat in NYC’s 17th Congressional District once Lowey, a respected, 79-year-old career politician with nearly 30 years in office, decides to retire, we have exclusively learned.
Lowey’s district includes parts of Rockland and Westchester counties and, conveniently, Chappaqua, the Clinton family home base.
In August, Hillary and Bill Clinton purchased a home next door to their primary residence in Chappaqua for $1.16 million, which is intended for Chelsea, her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, and their two children, Charlotte and Aidan.
While Chelsea currently lives, and is registered to vote, in Manhattan, she could easily make Chappaqua her legal residence in order to run for Lowey’s seat when it becomes vacant.
A source told us, “While it is true the Clintons need some time to regroup after Hillary’s crushing loss, they will not give up. Chelsea would be the next extension of the Clinton brand. In the past few years, she has taken a very visible role in the Clinton Foundation and on the campaign trail. While politics isn’t the life Hillary wanted for Chelsea, she chose to go on the campaign trail for her mother and has turned out to be very poised, articulate and comfortable with the visibility.”
The source continued, “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.”
Among the many revelations from John Podesta’s emails released by Wikileaks was one where he says that it’s “an understatement,” to say that Chelsea is “not smart” – and that’s not all.
We also learned that Chelsea had used money from the Clinton Foundation to pay for her wedding in 2010, despite the wedding involving her, a woman with a net worth of $15 million, and a man who also accumulated a $15 million net worth as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Instead, Chelsea and husband Marc Mezvinsky opted for a $3 million wedding, paid for by the Clinton Foundation. She’s disliked, and already has her own Clinton Foundation scandal.
Looks like the apple didn’t fall far from the tree after all.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]