In an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton acknowledged that "very few days go by when people don’t ask me" about when she will run for office. She didn't go any further, like speculating where she might run. But that's where we come in! Back in August 2013, Aaron Blake outlined Chelsea's options. We've re-published it below.
If and when "someday"comes, just where might we see the next Clinton run for office?
Below, we review a few of the logical possibilities:
Congress: Clinton, 34, and husband Marc Mezvinsky reportedly bought a home in a building in the Gramercy Park/Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan's East Side last year.
Their home lies in the congressional district held by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D), who represents the East Side of Manhattan and western Queens. Maloney, 68, has represented the district for two decades and rarely faced a tough challenge. She easily turned aside a well-funded primary challenge in 2010 from hedge fund lawyer Reshma Saujani, 81 percent to 19 percent.
Before Clinton moved, there were rumors in 2011 that Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), now 76, might retire and Clinton would run in her district, which is north of New York City and contains much of Westchester County -- including the Chappaqua home of her parents. The rumors were quickly shot down, though.
Both Lowey and Maloney represent safe Democratic districts.
Of course, given Clinton's name and connections -- and the law -- it's not required that she would live in the district she runs in. And there are lots of congressional districts in and near New York City.
City Council: The city council is often a springboard for other offices, and particularly Congress; Maloney once served on it, for instance.
Clinton's new home lies in the 2nd district, held by Rosie Mendez, 51, who has served since 2005. Mendez won reelection last year despite a primary challenge.
New York City has stricter residency requirements for its city council seats than Congress does, and Clinton would likely need to purchase a second home if she went district-shopping.
Clinton lives relatively close to the 3rd and 4th districts, the first of which was held by former frontrunning mayoral candidate Christine Quinn and now is held by 31-year-old LGBT activist Corey Johnson. In the 4th, incumbent Dan Garodnick, 41, has served since 2006.
Citywide office: There were a number of citywide offices that are up this year and come up again in 2017, when Clinton will be 37 years old.
Mayor and comptroller got all the attention in 2013, of course, but there are also public advocate and five borough presidents. (Clinton lives in the Manhattan borough, where former president Scott Stringer left to run and win as city comptroller last year.)
Other options: New York has two pretty ensconced senators. Sixty-three-year-old Chuck Schumer (D) has clear designs on becoming the next Senate majority leader, and 47-year-old Kirsten Gillibrand (D) has Hillary Clinton's old seat. One of them would essentially have to vacate his or her seat for Clinton to run.
Other statewide offices include governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and comptroller. These offices are up in 2014 and 2018.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is heavily favored, with Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy being his running mate last time, and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) and Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli (D) are running for reelection as well. (For what it's worth, Clinton does not have a law degree, so AG would seem to be a very unlikely option.)