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Chelsea Clinton continues evolution into public figure as she moderates panel
Daily News, December 10, 2012

One of the Clintons is fueling new speculation that she might run for office one day.

Not Hillary Clinton - but Chelsea.

The former first daughter took a new step in her evolution as a public figure, moderating a panel discussion Monday on child hunger.

The event, sponsored by the Association for a Better New York, drew leaders from the non-profit and business worlds.

For much of her adult life, Chelsea Clinton was seen but not heard.

That began to change last year when she was hired by NBC News as a special correspondent.

In recent days, she has become more visible, moderating a discussion at NYU about climate change before taking on the moderator role again on Monday.

The audience listened intently as Clinton recalled her first visit to the city 25 years ago.

Her father, Bill Clinton, was governor of Arkansas, and the trip was something of an early Christmas present.

Her parents took her to see “Cats,” the Rockettes and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.

"I was enchanted and I knew this was a place that I someday wanted to live, she said.

"And indeed, in 2003 I moved here and now this is where my husband and I call home - and I cannot imagine living anywhere else."

She made an oblique reference to politics, saying the national dialogue during the 2012 campaign did not include a coherent discussion of the needs of vulnerable children.

She took no questions from reporters.

Hillary Clinton, of course, is expected to consider running for President in 2012.

In an interview with Vogue magazine this year, Chelsea Clinton did not rule out running for office one day.

“If there were to be a point where it was something I felt called to do and I didn’t think there was someone who was sufficiently committed to building a healthier, more just, more equitable, more productive world? Then that would be a question I’d have to ask and answer.”

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