Olympic hero, reality TV personality and transgender rights activist – Caitlyn Jenner Has revealed her interest in politics.
The 71-year-old and longtime Republican whose next step could be candidate for California governor has been consulting with GOP advisers as she considers joining the field of candidates hoping to replace Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in a likely recall election later this year.
Jenner has spoken to Dave Rexrode, executive director of the Republican Governors Association, about a potential run, a spokesperson for the organization has said.
The celebrity activist, who described herself as “economically conservative, socially progressive” in a People magazine interview early last year, immediately would stand out in a field that so far has failed to attract a nationally known contender.
Her potential run comes nearly two decades after the ascendancy of one time governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, another Republican who used his Hollywood fame as a springboard to the state’s highest office in a 2003 recall election.
Jenner’s team includes former President Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, who is helping Jenner assemble an inner circle; longtime Republican strategist Ryan Erwin, a veteran of California and presidential politics who would become the campaign’s general consultant; and GOP fundraiser Caroline Wren.
Axios first reported Jenner’s interest in running, and Politico on Thursday first reported her conversation with the Republican Governors Association and the hiring of several prominent Republican consultants , Before Associated Press and Bluebloodz.com.
A representative for Caitlyn Jenner Team could not immediately be reached for more information.
Source : AP