Caitlyn Jenner exploring bid for California governor: report
Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly eyeing a bid for governor of California.
The former “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” reality TV star and Olympian is “talking with political consultants as she actively explores a run” in the Golden State, Axios reported Tuesday.
Jenner’s manager, Sophia Hutchins, had previously shot down the idea of a gubernatorial bid.
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,” Hutchins said in February. Jenner, 71, came out as transgender in 2015.
But according to Axios, the longtime Republican is exploring a run with the help of GOP fundraiser Caroline Wren as California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) faces a recall effort.
Jenner had previously flirted with a political bid in 2017, saying at the time that she had “considered” running for Senate in California. “I like the political side of it,” Jenner said. A challenge in the state to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein never materialized.
A spokesman for Jenner didn’t immediately return ITK’s request for comment.