Caitlyn Jenner To Run For Governor Of California

Caitlyn Jenner is 'actively exploring' a run for governor of the state of California, according to Axios.


The 71-year-old Olympic athlete turned reality television star has reportedly sought out political consultants and is being assisted in her consideration by Caroline Wren.

Jenner, who starred on Keeping Up With The Kardashians decades after becoming a gold medal-winning decathlete, is a high-profile Republican and previously supported 45th President Donald Trump. 

Jenner's manager, Sophia Hutchins, previously shot down reports of Caitlyn's interest in a gubernatorial run.

She said in February that Jenner 'has never considered running for governor and is very happy doing the work that she is doing to promote LGBT rights and spending time with her 18 grandchildren and 10 children.

Jenner said in a PEOPLE interview in 2020 that she's changed her thinking in a lot of ways and no longer solely identifies as a Republican, but is more 'economically conservative, socially progressive.' 

In 2017, The Hill reported Jenner showed interested in a political bid and had 'considered' running for California Senate. 'I like the political side of it,' she said.

Wren previously worked at Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee for President Trump's 2020 campaign. 

She also helped organize the rally he addressed immediately before the U.S. Capitol assault on Jan. 6. 

Caitlyn's potential run also coincides with momentum from the Gavin Newsom recall efforts as opponents criticize his handling of the pandemic.  

Jenner, who transitioned at the age of 65, was previously married to Kris Jenner from 1991-2015 and Linda Thompson from 1981-1986. 

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