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Chelsea Clinton expecting first child

By Ken Thomas

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 11:47 a.m. HST, Apr 17, 2014

WASHINGTON >> Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made the announcement Thursday at the end of a Clinton Foundation event in New York on empowering girls. 

Joined on stage by her mother, Chelsea Clinton said she feels "all the better whether it's a girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in a world with so many strong female leaders."

"I just hope I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me," the former first daughter said.

The former first lady, secretary of state and New York senator, who is considering another presidential campaign in 2016, said she was "really excited" about becoming a grandmother. 

"It makes this work even more important because we've made a lot of progress," Clinton said.

"I want to see us keep moving and certainly for future generations as well so that maybe our grandchild will not have to be worried about some of the things that young women and young men are worried about today," Hillary Clinton said.

Chelsea Clinton said in an interview with Glamour magazine last year that she and her husband were hoping to start a family soon, calling 2014 "the year of the baby."

The younger Clinton is vice chairman of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, which was previously known as the William J. Clinton Foundation. Chelsea Clinton has taken a leading role in the organization, helping direct its humanitarian and philanthropic efforts around the globe.

She has avoided commenting on her mother's potential presidential campaign except to say that she'll support her in whatever she does. But she would be a strong voice for her mother among young voters if the former secretary of state decides to seek the presidency.

After the announcement, Bill Clinton weighed in on Twitter: "Excited to add a new line to my Twitter bio ... grandfather-to-be! @HillaryClinton and I are so happy for Chelsea and Marc!" 

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false wrote:
No doubt women are in better 'hands' with a clinton 'behind' them...
on April 17,2014 | 12:28PM
EightOEight wrote:
Mindless troll.
on April 17,2014 | 01:17PM
false wrote:
Too soon?
on April 17,2014 | 12:29PM
false wrote:
on April 17,2014 | 12:29PM
MakaniKai wrote:
Ok Hilary this is your queue please go be a Grandma - you are long in the tooth, hard to look at please just go away. OBTW Hilary a lot of real women have been "just Mom's" the most important job you can have. Angry Fem - a - Not - z is so passé……………
on April 17,2014 | 01:13PM
EightOEight wrote:
Love the conservative angst. Hillary 2016, yup.
on April 17,2014 | 01:19PM
haolecrab wrote:
Who cares or needs to know when a celeb or ppolitical wanna-be is pregnant? Must be a slow news day at the SA. OR: A well stadegized publicity stunt!
on April 17,2014 | 03:01PM
GoldenRule wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on April 17,2014 | 03:10PM
EightOEight wrote:
Obviously not you so on to the next article eh, move on.
on April 17,2014 | 04:13PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Let's hope for a cute baby.
on April 17,2014 | 04:28PM
EightOEight wrote:
Wrong, healthy.
on April 17,2014 | 04:55PM
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