Nita Lowey has been in Congress for 31 years, and yesterday she announced that at age 82, it felt like time to retire.
Besides chairing the House Appropriations Committee, Lowey, as reported by Gothamist,
…listed her other achievements from securing funding for cleaning up the Long Island Sound and Hudson River to helping New York get its fair share of homeland security money, as well as “author[ing] legislation to institute the .08 standard of enforcement for drunk driving, which has dramatically reduced DWI fatalities” and getting federal assistance after 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy….
And what has Chelsea done?
She also led a question-and-answer session at the South By Southwest festival in Austin…about diarrhea in Africa.
Chelsea also worked for $12B hedge fund Avenue Capital Group. I guess she landed that job because she studied philosophy at Oxford. Or maybe because the founder of the hedge fund is a big Dem donor.
And Chelsea has also played a prominent role at the family’s Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and she has had a seat on its board.
Looks like the still-depressed NY crowd, who have not yet recovered from the shock of Hillary losing the election, would probably find some solace in continuing the Clinton “dynasty.”
And Tammy predicted this in August, on Tucker Carlson’s show:
Via NY Daily News.
Suburban New York Democrats want the Clinton machine back in Congress.
Top officials in the Westchester County Democratic Party were pitching Chelsea Clinton Wednesday on launching a 2020 bid for Nita Lowey’s seat in light of the longtime congresswoman’s retirement announcement, according to a party source familiar with the matter.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss closed-door deliberations, cautioned that Clinton hasn’t personally expressed interest, but said local party leaders were reaching out to her within hours of Lowey, 82, announcing she won’t run for reelection next year.
“If you’re a Clinton and you need a hook, this is a good one,” the source told the Daily News, noting that Lowey’s 17th congressional district includes Chappaqua, the ritzy Westchester suburb where Chelsea Clinton’s prominent parents live….