Chelsea Clinton's mother in-law, Marjorie Margolies, plans political comeback

Twenty years after being ousted from Congress after one term, Marjorie Margolis, a former Pennsylvania congresswoman and now Chelsea Clinton's mother-in-law, is planning a political comeback campaign, Ken Smukler, her senior political adviser, confirmed to CBSNews.com. 

Margolies, a Democrat who represented Pennsylvania's 13th district, was voted out of office in 1994 after casting a controversial vote in favor of then-President Bill Clinton's deficit reduction law. She will attempt to win back her old seat in 2014, Smukler told CBS.

Now 70, Margolies is the chair of Women's Campaign International, a women's advocacy group, and is listed as a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government.

According to Bloomberg, a 527 group called "Marjorie 2014" was created earlier this month to "support" her candidacy in the event that she decided to run.

Margolies' son, Mark Mezvinsky, married Chelsea Clinton in 2010.

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