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Caitlyn Jenner to run for Governor of California

Caitlyn Jenner, 71, is running for Governor of California: Former Olympic athlete and reality TV star announces her campaign to take down Democrat Gavin Newsom and ‘return to prosperity’ after ‘over-restrictive lockdown’

  • Jenner announced her campaign on Instagram on Friday morning
  • She said she wanted to repair the damage done by Newsom before it’s too late
  • Jenner is a registered Republican; she voted for Trump in 2016 but not in 2020
  • She said she revoked her support because of his position on trans issues
  • Jenner made her name as Bruce, a gold-medal winning Olympic decathlete
  • She then appeared as Bruce on Keeping Up With The Kardashians for years 
  • After splitting from Kris Jenner, she announced she was transgender in 2015  

Caitlyn Jenner is running for Governor of California. 

The 71-year-old has filed paperwork to launch her campaign and is expected to formally announce her run later today. 

Jenner is a registered Republican. She voted for Trump in 2016 but not in 2020, in protest against his position on transgender issues. 

In an announcement on Instagram, she did not indicate whether or not she’ll run as a Republican or Independent, but said: ‘I’m in! 

‘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.’ 

Jenner is a registered Republican. She voted for Trump in 2016 but not in 2020, in protest against his position on transgender issues. 

In a long statement posted on Instagram on Friday, she said she wants to overhaul the state’s long-held Democratic leadership and take down Gavin Newsom. 

‘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.

Caitlyn Jenner is running for Governor of California. The 71-year-old has filed paperwork to launch her campaign and is expected to formally announce her run later today, according to Axios

Caitlyn's announcement on Friday on Instagram. She has not yet indicated if she'll run as a Republican or Independent

Caitlyn’s announcement on Friday on Instagram. She has not yet indicated if she’ll run as a Republican or Independent 

Caitlyn said she wants to 'take on' Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom who she says imposed an 'over restrictive' lockdown that damaged businesses and children's education

Caitlyn said she wants to ‘take on’ Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom who she says imposed an ‘over restrictive’ lockdown that damaged businesses and children’s education 

‘As Californians, we face a now-or-never opportunity to fundamentally fix our state before it’s too late. 

‘Taking on entrenched Sacramento politicians and the special interests that fund them requires a fighter who isn’t afraid to do what’s right.

‘I am a proven winner and the only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom’s disastrous time as governor. This will be a campaign of solutions, providing a roadmap back to prosperity to turn this state around and finally clean up the damage Newsom has done to this state.

‘Small businesses have been devastated because of the over-restrictive lockdown. 

‘An entire generation of children have lost a year of education and have been prevented from going back to school. 

‘Taxes are too high, killing jobs, hurting families and putting an especially heavy burden on our most vulnerable people.

‘This is Gavin Newsom’s California, where he orders us to stay home but goes out to dinner with his lobbyist friends,’ she said. 

Jenner first became famous as Bruce Jenner, a Team USA gold medal-winning decathlete, then stepped back into the spotlight as Kim Kardashian’s step-father on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Most notably, she revealed in 2015 that she was transgender and had started living as Caitlyn. 

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