Caitlyn Jenner spotted wearing "Caitlyn for California" cap just hours after announcing bid for governor04/24/2021
CAITLYN Jenner was spotted wearing a "Caitlyn for California" cap just hours after announcing her plans to run for governor.
The former Olympian and Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was spotted walking around Malibu in the hat on Saturday morning.
She was pictured walking her dog and stopping to have a chat with a man near a gas station all while donning the new merch.
Jenner, 71, announced her plans to run as current California Gov Gavin Newsom faces an election recall, and launched an official "Caitlyn for California" website on Friday.
"California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality," the website says.
"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. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision."
Jenner has been a longtime Republican and is hoping to replace Democratic Gov Newsom in a recall election.
She's confirmed that her official paperwork has now been filed for her push to grab political power.
If Jenner succeeds in ousting Newsom – whose business-disrupting pandemic response has fueled a recall drive – it will be the first time the Republicans have won the state since 2003, when Arnold Schwarzenegger led the way.
On Friday, Jenner tweeted: "Our campaign will be powered by everyday Californians who deserve leadership that is accountable to them, not the special interests in Sacramento."
A source close to the Kardashian clan said the famous family is not likely to back Jenner in the run for governor, as much of the family have publicly expressed Democratic leanings.
Jenner was widely known as a Republican, and even joked at the 2016 Republican National Convention that she “got more trouble for coming out as a Republican than I did for being trans.”
In 2020, however, the year that marked the five-year anniversary of her transition, she said she had "changed her political views."
While she previously threw her support behind Trump, she revoked that support in 2018.
She publicly spoke against the former president's stance on gay marriage to Diane Sawyer on "20/20," saying "I am 100% behind gay marriage, let's clear that up right now."
She also publicly criticized Trump's decision to reverse a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms on Twitter, calling it "a disaster."
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