California Governor Gavin Newsom has been facing his latest recall election, and may soon have a high-profile celebrity opponent gunning for his seat. News outlet Axios reportedly has the inside scoop on reality star Caitlyn Jenner’s interest in the California seat.
“Three sources with direct knowledge of her deliberations,” told Axios Jenner is exploring a run for the governor of California and has begun speaking with political consultants. “Jenner is being assisted in her consideration by Caroline Wren, a longtime GOP fundraiser” reports Axios.
Jenner met Wren through work with the American Unity Fund, a GOP nonprofit focused on LGBT issues. Axios notes the fanfare surrounding a challenge from Jenner who is “a high-profile Republican and previous Trump supporter” who “would draw heightened attention to the race to lead the nation’s most populous state.”
Jenner gained fame as Bruce Jenner when he won the 1976 Olympic decathlon. Years later Bruce married Kris Kardashian and spent several years filming as husband and father on the reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” Jenner transitioned into a woman in 2015 and adopted her new name, Caitlyn.
Wren previously worked for Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee for President Trump’s 2020 campaign. She allegedly also helped organize his rally on January 6th after which the U.S. Capitol was stormed.
The latest recall campaign against governor Newsom was launched due to how he handled the coronavirus pandemic as well as his immigration and tax policies.