Caitlyn Jenner is officially running for governor of California
It’s true. Caitlyn Jenner announced her campaign to run for governor of California on Friday and she has already made things official by filing the necessary papers. Jenner named her new California political campaign Caitlyn and launched a website soliciting funds for her mission to provide the state with an “honest leader with a clear vision.”
Count me in! California is worth fighting for. Visit https://t.co/a1SfOAMZQ3 to follow or donate today. # RecallNewsompic.twitter.com/9yCck3KK4D
– Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) April 23, 2021
“Our campaign is driven by everyday Californians who deserve leadership that is accountable to them, not the special interests in Sacramento,” the Olympic gold medalist said on Twitter after announcing her campaign.
“As Californians, we are faced with the opportunity to fundamentally repair our state before it is too late,” said Jenner, who is running as a Republican. “To take on entrenched Sacramento politicians and the special interests they fund it requires a fighter who is not afraid to do the right thing. I am a proven winner and the only underdog who considered Gavin Newsom’s disastrous time Governor can put an end to it. “
In a statement from Caitlyn’s Campaign for California, she added, “California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here knowing that everyone, regardless of their background or position in life, can make their dreams come true.” But in the past decade we’ve seen the glimmer of the Golden State have been reduced by one-party rule that puts politics above progress and special interests above people. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision. “
Of course, Jenner won’t be the first celebrity to run for California governor. Arnold Schwarzenegger was the state’s 38th governor from 2003 to 2011. He left the country after reaching his term in office and resuming his acting career. There has been no Republican governor in California in recent years, and Jenner wants to change that with her campaign for Caitlyn for California.
This isn’t the first time Jenner has toyed with the idea of getting into politics. She teased a run against Senator Dianne Feinstein in 2018, but never officially announced a campaign. There were unconfirmed reports earlier this month that Jenner was considering a California governor run, but it is only now that the news has been officially confirmed and announced.
Jenner was also criticized for her decision to vote for Donald Trump in 2016, though she would later be more critical of the now-former President of the United States. In a 2018 comment written for the Washington Post, Jenner claimed she was mistaken in her belief that Trump would support the LGBTQ + community. This followed earlier criticism on social media of Trump related to his banning transgender people from serving in the military.
“The reality is that the trans community is being relentlessly attacked by this president,” Jenner said in the statement.
It remains to be seen if Jenner comes out on top in her quest to become Governor of California, but she can be seen on TV by her supporters in the meantime. After starring for several seasons on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and her own reality series I Am Cait, which records her gender change, Jenner has continued to make sporadic film and television appearances. She was recently featured as a contestant on the fifth season of The Masked Singer. This message comes from Caitlyn Jenner on Twitter.