Chelsea Clinton's mother-in-law enters House race

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Associated Press

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Updated Friday, May 31 at 1:05 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chelsea Clinton's mother-in-law is running to recapture the U.S. House seat that she lost almost 20 years ago, a defeat ascribed to her vote for then-President Bill Clinton's budget proposal that increased taxes on the wealthy.

Marjorie Margolies filed paperwork Thursday to run in the crowded Democratic Party primary for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district.

Margolies, a 70-year-old one-time NBC news reporter, will have plenty of competition. Already, five others have filed to run in the Democratic Primary.

She is now the president of Women's Campaign International, which she founded, and teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.

She first ran for Congress in 1992, when she was known as Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and was married to former U.S. Rep. Edward Mezvinsky. She had already made a name for herself as the first single American woman to adopt a foreign child, an experience that became the subject of her first book.

In 2010, her son Marc Mezvinsky married Chelsea Clinton.

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