Caitlyn Jenner said in her announcement “I am a proven winner and the only outsider who can end Gavin Newsom’s catastrophic era as governor.”
Caitlyn Jenner announces run for California governor
Jenner made the announcement on Twitter Friday morning and said: “I’m in! She said she has filed her first paperwork and her campaign site and donation side.
Jenner said a formal announcement will be made in the coming weeks.
The 71-year-old Republican, Republican, Olympic hero, reality TV personality and Transgender-Rights Actvist had been advised with GOP consultants as she had considered joining the field of candidates hoping to replace, Democratic Gavin Newsom in a likely recall replacement election later this year.
“Californians want better, career politicians have promised forever and have failed to deliver at all.”
“This is Gavin Newsom’s California, where he orders us to stay home, but with his lobbyist friends he goes to dinner,” Jenner continued.
His potential candidacy would follow the upset of Arnold Schwarzenegger nearly two decades, another Republican, who used his Hollywood fame as a springboard to the state’s highest office in a 2003 recall election.
If the nomination qualifies on the ballot, as expected, voters would be asked two questions: the first, whether Newsom should be removed from office.
The second would be a slate of replacement candidates to choose from if more than 50% of voters support recall.
Republicans who have announced their intention to run are: Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former federal Rep. Doug Ose and Businessman John Cox who lost in the 2018 governor’s race after Newsom.
Trump lost the strong Democratic state of Joe Biden by more than 5 million in November.