Caitlyn Jenner has proclaimed that she has filed the paperwork to compete for California’s governor.
Earlier on Friday, the former Olympic athlete and TV reality star confirmed the news on her Twitter account. A recall election in the state might confirm this month after a petition against the current governor. If Gavin Newsom reached the required number to trigger the vote.
Voters would be asked if they Mr Gavin Newsom or some other candidate as their governor.
According to Axios, Ms Jenner has put together a crew that involves some former President Donald Trump attorneys.
A statement from Ms Jenner said the Californians want and deserve better from the governor.
For too long, career politicians have over-promised and under-delivered. She further added that we require a leader with vision and resolve to see it all.
Ms Jenner promised that one of her campaigns would be one of the solutions. Moreover, provide a roadmap back to prosperity to turn the state around.
She has also announced that she will formally launch her campaign at a later date.
If she won, Ms Jenner would be one of the first American transgender to hold such a high-profile role.
The first transgender state senator in the US was Sarah McBride. She won the race during the 2020 elections in Delaware.
In 2017, she told the Victoria Derbyshire Show that she was thinking of entering US politics to support the LBTQ society.
If the recall election went forward, it would be the fourth governor recall in US history.
Mr Newsom has faced backlash for his approach to the pandemic. As infections started to fall, he came under critique from business owners for still imposing restraints.
A proven winner already?
Ms Jenner has declared herself as a proven winner in her statement. She further added that she is the only outsider who could end Gavin Newson’s disastrous time as governor.
The last time Califonia had a recall election for governor, it ended up with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in the governor’s office. Caitlyn Jenner is hoping that history might repeat itself after 18 years.
California recalls progress sets up a two-part vote to remove the incumbent. If successful, select a replacement from an open field of candidates. Finally, it lends itself to upstart celebrity contenders, who can stand out in a crowd.
If Califonia’s voters don’t opt to kick Mr Newsom out, then Ms Jenner’s political faiths will fizzle before they begin.