Caitlyn Jenner announces her running for California governor

Caitlyn Jenner announces her running for California governor

April Carr, Writer

Caitlyn Jenner is most famously known for being a former Olympic athlete, as well for being on the reality television show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She has most recently announced her running for the new California governor.

Numerous people from California have been upset with the way Governor Gavin Newsom has handled the COVID-19 pandemic, causing a recall effort. This caused Jenner’s spark to run for governor.

Jenner has numerous plans on changing and improving California. She recently released her campaign video titled “Caitlyn for California”. The video included Jenner’s plans to reopen California, get children back in school and to, “bring back the gold to the golden state”.

Jenner claimed in the video that past politicians have cared more about the party, rather than progress being made in the community as a whole; and Jenner wants to change that status.

While Jenner is a popular celebrity, she has also recently transitioned into a woman and has discussed her plans for the LGBTQ community regarding sports; which has caused some controversial uproar. She opposes transgender girls competing on girls sports teams. According to The Guardian, Jenner stated in an interview that, “It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”

According to USA today, Jenner is not affiliated with any political party, however in the past she was with the Republican party and supported Trump’s administration at the beginning of his presidency. Although, when Trump fell through on protecting LBTQ rights, Jenner decided to no longer give her support. Now that she is running for governor, she is actually using Trump’s former campaign manager Brad Parscale. CNN politics stated that Parscale and Jenner had been longtime friends and he is assisting her in finding campaign roles.

The election is likely to be held  in November, if the recall gets enough signatures. For more information and updates visit CNN or FOX news.