Caitlyn Jenner announces bid for California governor.

by Helvine Achieng
April 26, 2021

Former Olympic athlete and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner has recently announced that she has filed the paperwork to run for California governor as a Republican in the Democratic stronghold state.

According to the Axios news site, Ms Jenner has put together a team that includes some of former President Donald Trump's advisers.


"Californians want better and deserve better from the governor," a statement from Ms Jenner said, confirming the news on her Twitter account on Friday.

"For too long, career politicians have over-promised and under-delivered. We need a leader with the vision and resolve to see it through."


Caitlyn Jenner promised that her campaign would be one of "solutions" and provide a "roadmap back to prosperity to turn this state around".

She added that she would formally launch her campaign at a later date, describing herself as a "proven winner" in her statement, adding that she is the "only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom's disastrous time as a governor".