Caitlyn Jenner Considering Run for CA Governor: Report

Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly making the jump from reality TV to politics.

On Tuesday, three sources told Axios that the “I Am Cait” star is considering running for governor of California amid the push for a recall election against current Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The insiders told the outlet that the Republican is talking with political consultants.

On Wednesday, the New York Times’ Washington correspondent Maggie Haberman wrote on Twitter that Jenner has reportedly been consulting with Brad Parscale, who previously worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaigns.

Haberman also wrote that GOP fundraiser Caroline Wren is apparently working with Jenner as well.

Despite these reports, Jenner’s friend and manager Sophia Hutchins told People in February that the transgender activist is not considering a run for office.

“Caitlyn is not running for governor, has never considered running for governor and is very happy doing the work that she is doing to promote LGBT rights and spending time with her 18 grandchildren and 10 children,” Hutchins said, referencing Jenner’s children with ex-wives Chrystie Jenner, Linda Thompson, and Kris Jenner.

Though Jenner initially supported Trump during his first campaign, she later criticized him after he withdrew federal guidelines that allowed transgender youths to use the bathroom that matched their gender identity.

She tweeted in 2017:

The next year, Jenner told Variety that Trump’s then-presidency “was extraordinarily disappointing.”

Of course, Jenner isn’t the only member of the Kardashian-Jenner family to reportedly consider a political career.

In 2020, Kanye West — the estranged husband of Jenner’s former stepdaughter Kim Kardashian — ran for president and received 66,641 votes in the 12 states he had ballot access in. He ultimately lost to Joe Biden.


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