Transgender One-Time Trump Supporter Caitlyn Jenner to Run Against California Dem Governor: Report


Transgender former Olympian and reality star Caitlyn Jenner is considering running for governor of California as a Republican, according to a report from Axios.

The facts: Three sources familiar with the matter say Jenner, a former Donald Trump supporter, is receiving the assistance of political operative Caroline Wren, who has worked on Trump’s fundraising campaigns in the past.

  • Jenner, who won the 1976 Olympic male decathlon and publicly transitioned in 2015, and Wren both declined to comment to Axios.
  • The former “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star would be attempting to follow in the footsteps of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenneger, who won the state as a Republican after Democratic Gov. Gray Davis was recalled in 2003.

The recall: Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing a recall backed by Republicans who perceive his handling of the coronavirus pandemic as draconian and inconsistent.

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