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Caitlyn Jenner is running for Governor of California

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Just when you thought you had officially “kept up with the Kardashians,” the estranged spouse of the Kardashian matriarch has officially made headlines once again — Caitlyn Jenner is running for governor.

According to a tweet sent out by Jenner, the former reality TV star and self-proclaimed transgender rights advocate has filed official paperwork to run for governor in the state of California.

Jenner’s Twitter bio has already been updated with Jenner’s supposed new campaign slogan, “California is worth fighting for.” It adds, “Donate today.”

The 71-year-old is a publically spoken and longtime Republican who, according to multiple sources, had been consulting with GOP advisers as she had considered joining the field of candidates hoping to replace Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in a likely recall election later this year.

Jenner has described herself as “economically conservative, socially progressive” in a People magazine interview last year.

However, news of Jenner’s run for governor comes just months after Jenner’s manager, Sophia Hutchins, told People magazine, “Caitlyn is not running for governor, 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.”

According to FOX 11 Los Angeles, Jenner’s team in her run for governor includes former President Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, Republican strategist Ryan Erwin, and GOP fundraiser Caroline Wren.

Jenner released a second tweet at around 11 a.m., in which she says, “Our campaign will be powered by everyday Californians who deserve leadership that is accountable to them, not the special interests in Sacramento. Donate today and join the fight! http://caitlynjenner.com/donate #RecallGavin.”

“This isn’t the California we know,” she says in her initial statement. “This is Gavin Newsom’s California, where he orders us to stay home but goes out to dinner with his lobbyist friends.”

Click here to read her full statement.


About the Author:

Nicole Lopez-Alvar is a Miami-born and raised journalist and TV personality covering South Florida and beyond for Local10.com.