Caitlyn Jenner, the truth TV persona, is contemplating a run for California governor, three sources with data of the matter instructed Axios on Tuesday.
Jenner, a Republican, would run in opposition to incumbent governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat who’s going through a recall election this 12 months. Newsom faces opposition from California Republicans in addition to Democrats annoyed over his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Jenner is consulting with GOP fundraiser Caroline Wren. The 2 met whereas Wren was working with the American Unity Fund, a Republican non-profit that advocates for LGBT causes. Wren has additionally labored at Trump Victory, a marketing campaign fundraising group, and helped arrange the previous president’s January 6 rally that ended with supporters rioting on the Capitol.
Each girls declined to remark to Axios.
Jenner was born as William Bruce Jenner and rose to fame after successful the Olympic decathalon in 1976. Jenner then married Kris Kardashian and was a daily on the TV present Holding Up with the Kardashians. From 2015 by way of 2017, Jenner transitioned to a lady and took the identify Caitlyn.
The entry of Jenner into the recall election would probably deliver significantly extra media consideration to the race. A Republican has not gained a gubernatorial election in California since 2003, one other recall vote during which actor and bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger defeated Democrat Grey Davis.
Jenner joins former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer and former U.S. consultant Doug Ose in difficult Newsom. In the meantime, Newsom and allies have indicated he’ll marketing campaign arduous to remain in workplace.
“We’re gonna take this extraordinarily severely … we’re gonna prepare — and struggle like hell,” Newsom strategist Sean Clegg instructed Politico in March.