Clinton In-Law Enters Big Political Race
Huffington Post - over 3 years
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Chelsea Clinton's mother-in-law is running to recapture the Philadelphia-area U.S. House seat that she lost almost 20 years ago, a defeat ascribed to her vote for then-President Bill Clinton's budget proposal that increased taxes on the wealthy.
Marjorie Margolies filed paperwork Thursday to run in the crowded Democratic Party primary for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district. The incumbent, Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz, is running for governor and has said she will not seek re-election, leaving the seat open in 2015.
Margolies, a 70-year-old one-time NBC news reporter, will have plenty of competition. Already, five others have filed to run in the Democratic Primary, including state Sen. Daylin Leach and state Rep. Brendan Boyle.
She is now the president of Women's Campaign International, which she founded, and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.
She first ran for Congress in 1992, when she was known as Marjorie Margolies-M
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