Reality TV star and long-time Republican Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t plan to challenge California Governor Gavin Newsom in a potential recall election, Jenner’s manager told Politico in a statement Thursday.
“Caitlyn is not running for governor, has never considered running for governor and is very happy doing the work that she is doing to promote LGBT rights and spending time with her 18 grandchildren and 10 children,” Jenner’s manager said in a statement.
According to Politico, Republicans in California and Washington have been speculating that Jenner would be a formidable opponent for Newsom if the recall election made it to the ballot. Jenner previously floated a run against California Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for the 2018 midterm elections, telling talk radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview that politics “has always been very intriguing to me,” reported The Washington Post.
“Over the next six months or so, I’ve got to find out where I can do a better job,” remarked Jenner.