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Chelsea Clinton won't rule out run for public office

Chelsea Clinton speaks to students in St Louis, Missouri 6 April 2012
Chelsea Clinton spent part of her childhood growing up at the White House

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of President Bill Clinton, has left the door open to running for office one day, in an interview with NBC's Today show.

In recent days Ms Clinton, 33, took on a more visible role at her father's Clinton Global Initiative University.

She said her grandmother had encouraged her public service ambitions.

She also said she would support her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, if she decided to run for president a second time in 2016.

Ms Clinton said in the interview: "Right now I'm grateful to live in a city, a state and a country where I strongly support my mayor, my governor, my president and my senators and my representative.

"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 said.

Ms Clinton spent part of her childhood at the White House while her father was in office between 1993-2001.

She also works as a special correspondent for NBC News.