- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chelsea Clinton has opened the doors to a career in political service, saying she’s not able any longer to completely rule out a run for some sort of public office.

Ms. Clinton, 34, said she’d consider anything from mayor to senator, The Daily Mail reported. And that’s quite a switch from years past, when she basically and bluntly said no to any question about a career of political service.

“I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives,” Ms. Clinton said, to the local Fast Company online site. “If at some point that weren’t the case, and I didn’t support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congressman or either of my senators — and I’m lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know — maybe then I’d have to ask and answer the question for myself, and come to a different answer.”

She said similarly during an event in Austin, Texas, a month ago.

When asked by BuzzFeed if she’d consider a political seat, Ms. Clinton said: “I don’t know. For a long time, my answer to that question was no. At the moment, I find it pretty discouraging that almost none of my friends think about running for public office as an option.”

Her mother, former first lady, senator, secretary of state and failed 2008 White House hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to be testing the waters — or at least toying with the idea — of running for president again in 2016.