Caitlyn Jenner said Friday that she is joining the ranks of celebrities-turned-politicians after filing paperwork for a run to become California’s governor.
Announcing her campaign for Golden State governor, the Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star tweeted: “I’m in! California is worth fighting for.”
Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, is expected to face a fall recall election after money poured in from the GOP to oust the embattled blue-state leader.
“California has been my home for nearly 50 years,” Jenner, 71, said in a statement. “I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality.”
She claimed that Democratic leadership has led California off a cliff, adding in the statement that “we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that places politics over progress.”
Axios reported Friday that Jenner has built a team of Republican operatives that includes Tony Fabrizio, the top pollster on former President Donald Trump’s campaigns in 2016 and 2020.