Former Olympian and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner is mulling a run to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election, a report said Tuesday.
Though signatures on a legally required petition are still being verified, Newsom, a Democrat in his first term, is all but certain to face a recall election later this year, with critics objecting to the onerous COVID-19 restrictions he has placed on the state over the last year — and his unwillingness to follow his own rules.
Looking to challenge Newsom is Jenner, formerly a key cog of the Kardashian-Jenner reality television empire, Axios reported Monday, citing three sources familiar with Jenner’s thinking.
Jenner, 71, was a one-time supporter of former President Donald Trump, and would challenge Newsom as a Republican, the sources said.
Assisting Jenner in her deliberations is veteran GOP fundraiser Caroline Wren, who previously worked on a fundraising committee for Trump’s 2020 re-election bid, according to Axios.
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