Caitlyn Jenner announced she’ll run in a recall election aiming to unseat California Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to her campaign on Friday morning. The former Olympic gold medalist and reality television star is possibility the GOP’s biggest name to challenge Newsom.
Jenner’s pledge statement on her website says she moved to California nearly 50 years ago “because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality.”
“But for the past decade, we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people,” Jenner continued.
Along with filing the paperwork to run for Governor in California, She has put together “a team of prominent Republican operatives to advise her campaign,” according to Fox News.
A whooping 56 percent of voters surveyed by the Public Policy Institute of California last month said they’d vote to keep Newsom in office, if the election were held today.
Republicans see the recall effort as their best chance to topple the longtime state politician. Many Californians believe Newsom’s botched response to the pandemic, along with skirting COVID-19 restrictions for his personal benefit are two major reasons why he should be voted out of office.