Former reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner is talking with political consultants as she actively explores a run for governor of California, three sources with direct knowledge of her deliberations tell Axios.
Why it matters: Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, is facing a recall election. A challenge from Jenner, a high-profile Republican and previous Trump supporter, would draw heightened attention to the race to lead the nation’s most populous state.
I would love Caitlyn Jenner to stand, if for no other reason that see wokedom implode with seeing the most famous LGBTI person in the world stand for election of the most liberal state in the US as a Republican.
In a recall election there is no primary. If a majority vote to recall Newsom then the new Governor is whomever wins a plurality of the vote for a replacement. So Jenner’s high name recognition would be a real asset.