Caitlyn Jenner is reportedly considering a run for governor of California if there is a recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Axios reports that the former Olympic champion and reality TV star has started talking with political consultants on a possible campaign if the recall organizers get enough signatures for an election.
One of the politicians cited by Axios is Caroline Wren, the longtime GOP fundraiser, who met Jenner through the American Unity Fund, a GOP nonprofit focused on LGBTQ issues.
Axios also said Wren helped organize the rally Donald Trump held on January 6 shortly before the Capitol uprising.
Jenner did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
If Jenner runs and wins the recall election, she will become the first female governor of California and the first transgender person in America to be elected governor of a state.
But winning the election could be tough: A new statewide poll suggests only 40% of California voters would support Newsom’s removal if the election were to be held now.
Jenner has been a longtime Republican and she stuck to her political beliefs even after her transition in 2015 allowed her to publicly distance herself from a party that advocates anti-transgender policies.
Still, she believes her political beliefs can help conservatives better understand and accept trans Americans.
“I think it’s good that I’m on the Republican side because Republicans know it, and I’m immediately with them to change their mind,” Jenner said in May 2018.
Republicans need work the most when it comes to our problems, I understand that. I prefer to work from the inside. I’m not the type of person who is going to stand on a street corner with a sign and jump up and down. No, I’m going to have dinner with these people.
Many Twitter users have chosen to comment on Jenner’s possible campaign.
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