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Caitlyn Jenner To Enter California Governor’s Race as a Republican

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Could another celebrity governor be in California’s future?

Earlier today, after weeks of speculation, the artist formally known as Bruce announced their intent to enter California’s governor’s race as Governor Gavin Newsom faces a likely recall.

“California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality. But for the past decade, we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision,” Caitlyn Jenner wrote in a statement announcing the filing of the paperwork to run.

“I have been a compassionate disrupter throughout my life, from representing the United States and winning a gold medal at the Olympics to helping advance the movement for equality,” she continues.

She then cites a handful of issues the state is facing, before getting a dig in on Newsom: “This isn’t the California we know. This is Gavin Newsom’s California, where he orders us to stay home but goes out to dinner with his lobbyist friends.”

Jenner initially supported Donald Trump before later revoking her support in 2018. She also spoke at the Women’s March in 2020.

Earlier in the month the prospect of a potential Jenner run came up in the White House briefing room, and Jen Psaki got oddly defensive in response.

At least she didn’t have to circle back.

Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New YorkDebunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate

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