Caitlyn Jenner might be running for California Governor’s office. Fans speculate is Caitlyn Jenner a Republican or Democrat.
Caitlyn Jenner, the ex-Olympian and Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has been open about her political views for some years now. However, recent reports have surfaced claiming that the star might be running for the office of California Governor soon. Find out is Caitlyn Jenner a Republican or a Democrat.
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Is Caitlyn Jenner a Republican?
Reports about Caitlyn Jenner running for governor have made many fans wonder about the reality star’s political affiliations. In the past, she has been an avid support of the Republican Party.
According to a report in The Sun, the star has joked about being a Republican in the past. For instance, she was once heard at the Republican National Convention saying, that she had more trouble coming out as a Republican than as a trans person.
Furthermore, the year 2021 marks the six-year anniversary of Caitlyn’s transition. And it appears as though, in recent years Caitlyn has also changed her political views.
In her 2020 interview with People Magazine, the 71-year-old star said that she now identifies as “economically conservative, socially progressive.”
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Is Caitlyn Jenner running for California governor position?
According to a report in Axios, many California Republicans are unhappy with the state’s current Governor Gavin Newsom. The California Governor has landed in hot waters due to his immigration and tax policies. As a result, there is a possibility that Gavin Newsom might be facing a recall election.
Hence, many Republicans are now supporting Caitlyn Jenner to run for office in the state.
The report details that Jenner is being helped by GOP fundraiser Caroline Wren. In the past, Wren has worked at Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee for the former President’s 2020 campaign.
Despite the news reports the former athlete is yet to confirm if she has decided to run for Governor’s office. In February 2021, Jenner’s manager shot down rumours about the star’s political ambitions.
When did Caitlyn Jenner come out?
According to Vanity Fair, Caitlyn Jenner publicly came out as a trans woman in April 2015. She announced her new name in July of the same year. Finally, it was in September 2015 when the former athlete underwent surgery to transition.
In her interview with Vanity Fair, Caitlyn revealed that she had initial struggles with gender dysphoria. But the surgery helped her feel seen for the very first time. The star said, “It was so emotional. There I was. Caitlyn Marie Jenner.”