Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea announced on Monday that she is pregnant with her second child. “Next summer, Charlotte is going to be a big sister!” Chelsea Clinton posted on Twitter, adding that she felt “very blessed and grateful this holiday season.”

The birth of the child would come in the middle of an intense battle for the US presidency. Chelsea’s mother is the Democratic frontrunner and is widely expected by next summer to be her party’s nominee, ahead of the November election.

Hillary Clinton routinely invokes her two-year-old grandchild on the campaign trail, assuring audiences that little Charlotte acts as a source of pride and inspiration for her presidential ambitions and efforts to tear down barriers for young people and women. “When I look at my new granddaughter, I think to myself, ‘We are going to do everything we can to make sure she has opportunities in life,’ Clinton said in a September campaign advert.

35-year-old Chelsea Clinton is vice chair of the New York-based Clinton Foundation, which was launched in 2001 by her father, former president Bill Clinton.

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