Caitlyn Jenner announces bid for California governor

Caitlyn Jenner announces bid for California governor
The former Olympic athlete announced her bid on Friday
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Daily US Times: Caitlyn Jenner has announced her bid for California governor.

The former reality TV star and Olympic athlete will run as a Republican in the Democratic stronghold state.

A recall election in California could be confirmed this month after a petition against current Democratic governor Gavin Newsom, reached the number required to trigger a vote.

Voters would be asked if they want the current governor Mr Newsom to stay or another candidate.

According to the Axios news site, Caitlyn Jenner has put together a team that includes some of former President Donald Trump’s advisers.

A statement from Ms Jenner said: “Californians want better and deserve better from the governor,” confirming the news on her Twitter account on Friday.

She added: “For too long, career politicians have over-promised and under-delivered. We need a leader with the vision and resolve to see it through.”

The former reality TV star promised that her campaign will be one of “solutions” and provide a “roadmap back to prosperity to turn this state around”, adding that she will formally launch her campaign at a later date.

Should the recall election go ahead in the state, it would be the fourth governor recall in US history.

Mr Newsom has faced criticism for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. As coronavirus infections started to fall, he came under criticism from business owners for still enforcing Covid restrictions.

In her statement, Ms Jenner described herself as a “proven winner”, adding that she is the “only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom’s disastrous time as a governor”.

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