Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton's Mother-In-Law, Considering Run For Congress

04/09/2013 08:01 pm ET | Updated Apr 09, 2013

One day after Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) announced she was mounting a 2014 run for Pennsylvania governor, a notable name has emerged as a possible replacement for her seat in Congress.

Philadelphia's KYW-AM newsradio reported Tuesday that former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (D) is pondering a run for the 13th District seat -- a spot that she held for one term from 1993-95. Beyond her previous service in Washington, Margolies-Mezvinsky's name carries some additional notoriety, as she is the mother-in-law of Chelsea Clinton. According to the KYW report, Bill Clinton is among those supporting her to run.

“It is premature, because we have a Congressperson in office now, but it is true that I am talking about it with party leaders and family members," Margolies-Mezvinsky told KYW via phone, according to the station's website.

Schwartz filed for her gubernatorial run on Monday, telling the Philadelphia Inquirer that current Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.) is "just missing in action most of the time." If successful, PhillyBurbs.com notes that Schwartz would be the Keystone State's first female governor.

Talk of a Margolies-Mezvinsky return arrived during the same week that Clinton addressed the possibility of her own political pursuits. In a Monday interview with NBC's "Today," she said that moment is not now, but could happen in the future.

"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," Clinton said. "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."

H/T Laura Goldman, Naked Philadelphian

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