Story at a glance:
- Caitlyn Jenner is rumored to be interested in running for the governor of California, three sources say.
- History could repeat itself, as Arnold “the Terminator” Schwarzenegger — a celebrity — defeated former Democratic Gov. Gary Davis in a recall election in 2003.
Rumor has it that former U.S. Olympic athlete and "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star Caitlyn Jenner is considering a run for California governor in the recall election.
A report from Axios states that Jenner has been privately consulting with political advisors about being a candidate, making her incumbent Gov. Gavin Newsom's biggest opponent yet, if the rumors are true.
Three sources that told Axios are saying that Jenner, a transgender Republican, has acquired help from Caroline Wren, former President Trump's 2020 campaign fundraiser.
Newsom, according to Insider, is an embattled governor who is facing a troubled election in his state's recall election. A recall election, or a recall petition, is when voters can remove an elected official from office before that person's term has ended via a direct vote.
Newsom won the 2018 gubernatorial election with 61 percent of the vote, Insider reported.
Interestingly, Jenner's rumored campaign is parallel to former Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's victory. In 2003, the Terminator ended Democratic Gov. Gary Davis in the recall election.
Republican Californians have been campaigning for Newsom's gubernatorial demise.
Although the recall election has not been officially authorized, needing about 1.5 million signed signatures from registered voters and having until April 29 to get counted, organizers are saying they exceed expectations, ABC News reported.
A former law enforcement officer secured more than 2 million signatures in less than two years to remove Newsom from office, the San Francisco Gate reported.
“I’m participating in something that is monumental and historic, and it’s something that, you know, this country was founded on,” Orrin Heatlie, the main organizer for the Recall of California Gov. Newsom campaign and retired county sheriff, said. “We’re bringing government back to represent the people."
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