Chelsea Clinton gave the clearest indication yet that she is open to a career in politics.
Speaking to a local news outlet before a book event in Scarsdale, N.Y., Clinton laid out her conditions.
"I think if someone were to step down or retire and I thought I could do a good job and it matched my talents, I’d have to think if it’s the right choice for me," Clinton said, according to the Journal News of Westchester County.
Asked why she isn't among the record number of women running for office this year, Clinton admitted she's thought about it.
"I don’t have any plans to run for office, but it is something I think about as I hope every young person thinks about it. If you care about what’s happening in the world, you have to care about running for and holding elected office. I hope it’s a question that we ask ourselves," she said. "For me, I live in a neighborhood in the city and in a state where I feel my family, and what I hope for the world, is well-represented."
Chelsea Clinton, the 38-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, previously expressed an openness to run for office, but up until now indicated she had zero plans to do so.
"For me it's a definite no now, but it's a definite maybe in the future because who knows what the future is going to bring?" Clinton said in August during an appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival when asked about the prospect of a run for public office, according to the Press Association.
Clinton, who works at the family's humanitarian foundation, has been making public appearances to promote her children's book, She Persisted.