Chelsea Clinton: I'm Open To Running For Public Office Some Day (VIDEO)

In a surprising interview, Chelsea Clinton told "Today" that she is open to the possibility of running for public office one day.

"Right now I'm grateful to live in a city, in a state and a country where I strongly support my mayor, my governor, my president, my senators and my representative," she said in an interview that aired Monday.

Clinton continued, "If at some point that weren't true and I thought I could make a meaningful and measurably greater impact, I'd have to ask and answer that question."

She also addressed the hot-button issue that seems to be on everyone's minds: the possibility that her mother Hillary will run for president in 2016. There has been an outpouring of speculation about Hillary Clinton's political future in recent days.

"I deeply respect and appreciate all of the admiration and respect and gratitude for my mother’s service," Clinton said. “As a daughter, I very much want her to make the right choice for herself. I know that will be the right choice for our country, and I'll support her in whatever she chooses to do."

Clinton's interview came after she stepped up her role at the Clinton Global Initiative this past week, and appeared on the cover of Parade Magazine on Sunday.

The former first daughter joined NBC News as a special correspondent for "Rock Center" at the end of 2011. At the time, the move surprised members of the press, who Clinton famously avoided in the past. She has cited her grandmother's "cajoling" as the reason for stepping out into the spotlight.


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