NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea Clinton is running for Congress in 2012 – as a Republican!
Clinton has hired key political advisers to make a run for Congress next year. Her father, former President Bill Clinton, offered his services, but Chelsea declined. Reports are that she told her father that she told him she was a Republican.
Chelsea Clinton, 31, is the only child of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Sources say that Chelsea has been a closet Republican for years and is a strong supporter of Herman Cain for President. Her father, and mother Hillary, were shocked (and disgusted) to learn that their daughter was a member of the GOP. “We thought we raised her right, we thought we knew her,” Hillary Clinton reportedly said.
Chelsea, who currently resides with her husband, Marc Mezvinsky in Westchester county will run in New York’s 18th District . The 18th encompasses much of Westchester County, just south of where her parents have maintained a home for the past 12 years.
The 18th District is solidly Democratic. Barack Obama won the district in 2008 by 62% to 38%, John Kerry won in 2004 by 58% to 42%. Al Gore won the district 58% to 39%. But Chelsea believes she can turn it from blue to red – in short order.
Political insiders say that Chelsea Clinton is an “automatic win” for Republicans in 2012. The house seat from the New York 18th District is currently held by U.S. Representative Nita M. Lowey (D-NY). She will be 74 next year and is retiring from Congress in 2012. Chelsea campaign manager, Karl Rove, told WWN that he believes Chelsea will get 70-80% of the vote.
Will Hillary and Bill campaign against their daughter? Reports are that Bill Clinton has said that he would never support any Republican – including his daughter. “I know how to defeat her, she’s my daughter,” the President reportedly told Pravda.
Chelsea ;sin-laws, Marc Mezvinsky’s parents both served in Congress. Edward Mezvinsky was a Democratic Congressman from Iowa. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky was a Democratic Congresswoman from Pennsylvania. They are both reportedly “devastated” that their daughter-in-law is running as a Republican, but they are supporting her anyway. “We want her to be happy.”