The former Olympic athlete, who for several years made his gender transition, could take advantage of the fact that the current governor of California, Gavin Newsom, faces a recall election
Caitlyn Jenner , Olympic decathlete and transgender personality from the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians , is considering running for governor of the state of California.
According to the Axios news portal , which cited "three sources with direct knowledge " of the situation, Jenner is being advised by political consultants and Caroline Wren, who influenced the Donald Trump campaign.
The former Olympic athlete, who for several years made his gender transition, could take advantage of the fact that the current governor of California, Gavin Newsom, faces a recall election.
A sector of California has questioned Gavin Newsom's handling of the pandemic in California. According to the newspaper The New York Times , California has reported more than 3.6 million cases of Covid-19 and almost 60 thousand deaths. Republicans also question his initiatives on immigration and tax issues.
In 2003, Gray Davis, who was governor of California, faced a similar problem and was replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger, an actor from Terminator .
For the recall election to be a reality, those who are in favor of the process must gather one million 495 thousand 709 petition signatures. The deadline to collect and send these signatures is Wednesday, April 7, as officials have until April 29 to verify the signatures. As reported by the organizers of the process, as of April 6, more than two million signatures have been collected.
Last February, Caitlyn Jenner said that she had never thought about running for governor, although she did highlight that it would be an excellent opportunity to promote LGBT + rights.
In 2020, during an interview for PEOPLE magazine , she explained that her “way of thinking” had changed a lot in recent years and that she had stopped identifying as a Republican. Now she describes herself as economically conservative and socially progressive.
She was also specifically criticized for partnering with "Trump Victory," a foundation that helped organize the meeting that allegedly incited the January 6 assault on the capitol. It also served as the organizer of the demonstrations in favor of an alleged electoral fraud after the Republican's defeat.
Bruce Jenner won an Olympic medal in 1976. Years later he married the widow Kris Jenner, Kim's mother, Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian, and together they formed a family with two more girls, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, becoming one of the clans. most media and famous in the world.
In 2015, Bruce decided it was time to be free and transformed into Caitlyn.