Caitlyn Jenner Officially Launches Campaign for California Governor

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California is facing several challenges.

For starters, thanks to high taxation rates and other poor statewide policies, homelessness is a serious crisis in the Golden State. Thanks to the leadership of Democrats, California’s economy continues to take hits from lockdowns and other restrictions on businesses and residents.

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Many Californians are ready for change. This is why a strong recall effort against California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom is in the works.

Newsom has attempted to paint the recall effort against him as a measure of the radical right; however, this just doesn’t stick. The Recall Newsom effort has bipartisan support of Californians across the political spectrum who are sick of their governor’s ineffectiveness.

On Friday, however, things got even more interesting. Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner announced this morning her candidacy for governor of California, as Fox News reports.

What to Know About Caitlyn Jenner’s Run for California Governor

On Friday, Jenner confirmed that she is, in fact, running against Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom.

In a statement, Jenner noted that she’s lived in California for over a half-century and believes the state is worth fighting for. Jenner slammed the Golden State’s “over-restrictive lockdowns” and stated that career politicians have ultimately engendered the demise of California.

Jenner’s statement also slammed Newsom for ordering California residents to remain at home as he dines out with his lobbyist allies in luxury restaurants. Finally, Jenner wrapped up by confirming that she’ll be meeting with Californians to get the state heading in the right direction.

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Jenner’s announcement regarding her run for California governor has trended across social media as of this morning.

Americans across the country are weighing in with their thoughts; a Jenner vs. Newsom election is sure to be interesting. Moreover, Jenner’s status as a reality TV star is sure to be a factor as the California governor’s race carries out.

Many Golden State residents are not pleased with Newsom’s leadership as governor. Jenner’s entry into the race gives Californians a shot at a do-over and a different style of leadership. Time will tell how Jenner’s campaign carries out and whether or not she manages to successfully unseat Gavin Newsom.

What do you think about Caitlyn Jenner formally announcing a run for California governor? Do you think she will manage to unseat Gavin Newsom? Let us know your thoughts about this latest development in the comments section below.