Caitlyn Jenner, the former reality TV star and Olympian, stated Friday she plans to run to replace California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in an anticipated recall election later this year.
“I’m in! California is worth striving for,” she tweeted Friday evening.
Jenner, a longtime Republican, finished the paperwork in Los Angeles County and published her intent on her website. Her bid is one of the most high-profile campaigns by a transgender individual in the country.
“California has been my house for nearly 50 years. I came to this state because I knew that anyone, regardless of their experience or background in life, could turn their dreams into reality,” Jenner said in a news statement. “But for the past decade, we have seen the light of the Golden State overcame by the one-party rule that places politics over development and personal interests over people. Sacramento needs a reliable leader with a clear vision.”
Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympian and reality TV star, announced Friday she plans to run to replace California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in an expected recall election later this year.
“A whole generation of children have wasted a year of education and have been restricted from going back to school socializing with their friends or engaging in activities. Taxes are too high, hurting families, killing jobs, and putting a hefty burden on our most vulnerable people.”
In response to the Jenner announcement, Newsom campaign spokesman Dan Newman said, “We always knew the Republican recall would be a ludicrous circus full of Trump supporters, which only reinforces how much Californians appreciate Governor Newsom’s competent compassionate experienced leadership during an unprecedented series of crises.”