Chelsea Clinton has played down the rumour that she might run for the New York congressional seat being vacated by retiring Representative Nita Lowey.

Ms Clinton said on the talk show The View on Wednesday that she is not considering running for Ms Lowey’s seat.

The daughter of former president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton said she has heard “some version of this question” ever since she was three or four years old being asked whether she was planning to run for governor of Arkansas.

Ms Lowey announced last week that she would not be seeking reelection next year, prompting speculation that Ms Clinton might run for the run for the open seat.

Ms Clinton’s Manhattan home is outside Ms Lowey’s district, but her parents’ home in Chappaqua, New York, is in the district.