Former Olympian, Reality TV Star Caitlyn Jenner in Talks With GOP Consultants for CA Governor
Jenner would become first major transgender candidate in a Gubernatorial/Recall election
By Evan Symon, April 7, 2021 6:09 pm
On Tuesday, sources close to former Olympian and reality tv star Caitlyn Jenner said that she is currently talking to Republican political consultants about running for Governor in the 2021 recall election.
According to Axios and Deadline, Jenner is currently being assisted by longtime GOP fundraiser Caroline Webb, who had previously worked at Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee for the 2020 Trump reelection campaign, last year. Jenner met Webb through their work in the GOP LGBT American Unity Fund organization.
Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, first reached the national stage in the 1970’s as a decathlon athlete, winning a gold medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. After retiring from athletics, Jenner went into the entertainment industry, appearing in several tv shows and films. Jenner reached new levels of notoriety following her appearances on the reality TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. More recently, she has become known for for her gender transition, formally becoming Caitlyn Jenner in 2015. Since then she has been regarded as one of the most famous trans and LGBT people in the world.
Politically, Jenner would enter the Governor’s race with no prior political experience beyond being a trans and LGBT advocate and fundraiser, a Republican supporter, and a near-run for the U.S. Senate in 2018 against Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Jenner was also known in political circles for endorsing Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president in 2016 despite him not supporting gender transition and later supporting former President Donald Trump until 2018 when she dropped support of him over his changing stances of trans and LGBT issues. Despite this, Jenner has remained one of the best known trans and LGBT GOP supporters in the country.
The recall election against Governor Gavin Newsom, which is expected to be made official later this month after recall petition verification is complete, has already attracted many prominent Republicans including former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, 2018 Gubernatorial candidate John Cox, and former Congressman Doug Ose. Another LGBT candidate, the openly gay former Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell, is also currently mulling a run and has even topped some straw polling of potential candidates. However, the possible addition of Jenner is already being compared to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s run in the 2003 recall by having a major celebrity join in the race and heavily influence voters in their decision. Jenner’s trans and LGBT background is also being mentioned as a big deciding factor for many voters.
A possible run for a major trans candidate
“This is huge for us,” noted Ann Cardinale, a trans woman who helps consult with trans and LGBT candidates running as Republicans.
“And this just goes to show you that Republicans are much more diversified than people think. Granted, there are many in the party that don’t like trans or LGBT friendly laws and policies, but for us, we look at it being one issue out of dozens. I’ve had talks with many trans people from the military who are the gung-ho, pro-gun, pro-church, anti-abortion types who just plain hate that people assume that just because they are transgender that they are automatically a Democrat. It doesn’t work like that.
“No, it’s not black and white. You can be a member of a party and not agree with everything. Look at (former Senator) John McCain and (Senator) Susan Collins (R-ME). Log Cabin Republicans are a growing faction within the party, many of whom are completely for the platform except on trans and LGBT issues.
“There are plenty of reasons not to support Jenner if she does run. Lack of political experience is up there. But she is representative of change in the GOP. And she might win. She can bring in a lot of votes from a lot of different demographics thanks to her life and background.”
“Plus, how incredible would it be that the first major elected trans person in US history would be a Republican? It would drive Democrats bonkers.”
“I know she’s only looking now, and she’s not the strongest politically to go into the election, but just the fact that she is would bring a lot of people into the race, especially the California LGBT scene who would come out in support of her and against Newsom. Even Republicans vehemently opposed to gender transition wouldn’t oppose to that.”
Jenner is expected to give a more formal announcement soon on a possible recall election run.
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24 thoughts on “Former Olympian, Reality TV Star Caitlyn Jenner in Talks With GOP Consultants for CA Governor”
Circus, circus. Totally California. LOL.
What has IT done to be qualified to be governor? It has done nothing, what a joke
Is this the Onion?
As FORMER VICE PRESIDENT biden would say: “Oh come on man!” No, no.
For the love of God, why???
This can’t be serious…
What experience or skill would Jenner bring to the role, besides a curious novelty???
No thanks, we already have enough curious novelty from Biden’s appointment of Levine….
NOOOOO! CA GOP better dodge that bullet NOW!
Wow the last time I saw you in person I was waiting for you to say “trick or treat ” but realized it was June. No thanks Caitlyn Bruce .. we have enough of circus clowns and freaks in Sacramento already. There is no need to have you added to the list. Good luck sir / mam
Decoy…..look out for the trap CA!
Will Kanye West enter the race? I would not be surprised. He and Kim were at the White House….oh, but they just got divorced,no?
I think Elmer Fudd would do a better job than C. Jenner. California government is a surrealistic nightmare.
California needs a “Bulldog” that will criminally prosecute Newsom for crimes against humanity, and reverse all his globalist failed policies. Illegal lockdowns, Illegal election laws, EDD scam, behest payments, no-bid contracts, chi com advertising scam, skilled nursing home scam (same as NY); pedophile protection bills, sanctuary city scam (for votes) etc. California has one of the highest tax rates, highest DMV fees, rolling blackouts when power is needed most, criminal fire breakouts (see Agenda 2030), homeless rates. Don’t need “show ponies.”
No thanks, no more celebrity politicians especially as a governor.
No way, he is mentally unstable, no better than Newsom and has even less qualifications than Newsom (not that he has any either).
Decoy? I wonder. Maybe, but wouldn’t she/he/it pull the Democrat votes? And they would have to vote YES against Newsom. So, Jenner would be the Democrat alternative candidate? I guess that would make sense, in a “perverted” way.
No, no, no. Ric Grenell! I think the best hope to replace Newsom is Grenell. Jenner is a smokescreen for Auntie Nancy . Ric is known on the world stage. I believe he will appeal to broad number of people across CA. Cox is a fail. He reminds me of that swampy, back office salesman you can’t trust. IMO, the GOP needs to line up behind Grenell.
AI G, yes I like Grenell too. He has the qualifications. But I’m not sure that he wants the job. I was hoping for someone like Devin Nunes who could build back the Republican Party.
Being different doesn’t meant being qualified. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO way.
Let’s be serious! We don’t need another sideshow running California. No way do we need someone as confused as Jenner!
God, no more gays, transgender, or lgbq. We don’t need Catlyn Jenner or Ric Grennell running. I’m a social conservative through and through. Last time I voted, we had a gay radical left Asian running. It’s horrid.