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Chelsea Clinton Announces She Is Pregnant

Clinton Says She And Husband Expecting First Child In The Fall
Chelsea Clinton (Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Chelsea Clinton (Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Chelsea Clinton is having a baby.

Clinton, 34, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, made the announcement at a women’s event on the Lower East Side hosted by the Clinton Foundation.

Clinton said she and husband Marc Mezvinsky, are “very excited” to be having their first child later this year.

The former first lady also said she’s “really excited” about becoming a grandmother and it makes the work of empowering future generations even more important.

“My most exciting title yet: Grandmother-to-be,” Clinton said in a tweet.

Earlier this week, Clinton discussed the possibility of running for public office someday, and said she’s happy right now with her elected representatives, but might come for their jobs if that changes.

She told Fast Company magazine that she has always denied any interest in running for office.

“The answer was just a visceral no,” she said. “Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no.”

Besides, said Clinton, a Manhattan resident, “I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives.”

But she said that if she became dissatisfied with “my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators” she might have to rethink the question of going into politics.

“Maybe then I’d have to ask and answer the question for myself, and come to a different answer,” she said.

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