Caitlyn Jenner has Announced Bid for governor of California on Friday, April 23— as the state’s current leader, Gov. Gavin Newsom, faces a possible recall election.
Caitlyn posted a lengthy statement about her decision on social media, which read:
“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.
“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.”
The former Olympian and reality star went on to say she hopes to “put an end to Gavin Newsom’s disastrous time as governor”.
She added: “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 is right. I am a proven winner and the only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom‘s disastrous time as governor.
“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, participating in activities, or socializing with their friends. Taxes are too high, killing jobs, hurting families, and putting an especially heavy burden on our most vulnerable people.
“This isn’t the California we know. Gavin Newsom‘s California, where he orders us to stay home but goes out to dinner with his lobbyist friends.
“In the next few weeks, I will meet with Californians from across the state-from the North Bay to the Central Valley to Orange County and San Diego-to hear their voices and finally get this state moving in the right direction.
“The significance of this decision is not lost on me. The sacrifice is significant but responsibility is great, and I can’t wait to lead, to help, and most importantly to disrupt the status quo once again.”
A source tells that those close to The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 71, could see it happening. “She’s dead serious about making a difference to the world and feels it’s the perfect time to throw her hat in the ring,” spills the source. “Caitlyn’s passionate about campaigning for equality, but she’s also keen to reward entrepreneurs and businesses that can work with authorities to help boost the state’s economy.” It’s not the first time the high-profile republican has thought about serving the public. Back in 2017, there were whispers that she was considering running for mayor of Malibu. “Caitlyn Jenner has been interested in politics for decades, but the timing was never right for her,” explains the source. “She’s finally at a place in her life where she can pick and choose her schedule — and there are no real restrictions on her choices like back when she was filming Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the source continues. “This would tie all her interests together and enable her to really follow through with some of her big picture ideas — things that would never be possible as an ordinary civilian.”
According to the source, Caitlyn Jenner is been partially inspired by the success of fellow celeb Arnold Schwarzenegger, who famously served an eight-year term as governor of California from 2003 to 2011.