Chelsea Clinton Writes 'She Persisted' Children's Book, Sparks Speculation She's Running For Congress

By Amanda Moore, Parent Herald March 18, 04:00 am
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Chelsea Clinton is coming out with a children's book called "She Persisted" and rumors are flying she's running for Congress.
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Chelsea Clinton announced she will publish a children's book entitled "She Persisted." The former first daughter said the book will contain 13 stories of inspiring American women and it is coming to stores May 30.

The news comes as speculation abound Bill and Hillary Clinton's only child will finally enter politics. The young mom of two is reportedly considering a run for Congress.

Clinton announced her book's release on social media with a photo of the book's cover illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. "I'm so excited to share stories of girls & women who didn't take no for answer," Clinton wrote on Facebook.

"'She Persisted' will contain stories about Harriet Tubman, Oprah Winfrey, Sonia Sotomayor, Helen Keller and others. Readers should also expect an unnamed "special cameo," according to CBS News.

The book's title comes from an incident in the Senate in February involving Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whom Republicans tried to silence when she was speaking. "She was warned. She was given an explanation," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said of Warren. "Nevertheless, she persisted," he added, and the last words became the battle cry for feminism.

Meanwhile, speculations are rife Clinton will run for Congress in the next elections but not everyone is pleased. Meghan McCain is already calling out Clinton even as she hasn't confirmed if the rumors are true. McCain is the daughter of former Republican Sen. John McCain, who also ran for president in 2008 and lost to Pres. Barack Obama.

"What do I have to do to make a Clinton stop running for office?" McCain said on her Fox show "Outnumbered," according to ABC News. "She's been getting a free pass her entire career and entire life," McCain added.

Sources close to Clinton deny the speculations and one Democrat said she's not yet ripe for public office. Clinton currently works at the Clinton Foundation and she's also an adjunct professor at Columbia University, according to The Hill.

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