HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The mother-in-law of Chelsea Clinton is running to recapture the suburban Philadelphia U.S. House seat that she lost in the 1994 election.
Marjorie Margolies (mar-GOH’-lees) filed paperwork Thursday to run in the Democratic Party primary for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district. She had represented the district from 1993 to 1995, but was beaten amid a Republican wave two years after then-President Bill Clinton took office.
The incumbent, Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz, is running for governor and has said she won’t seek re-election, leaving the seat open in 2015.
Margolies will have plenty of competition. Already, five others have filed to run in the primary, including state Sen. Daylin Leach and state Rep. Brendan Boyle.
Margolies’ son, Marc Mezvinsky, married the former first daughter in 2010.