Caitlyn Jenner to run for California senate seat?

Lawrence Kim
July 17, 2017

Olympic gold medalist and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner said on Sunday she was eyeing a run for the US Senate from California.

"I have considered it", she said.

"There's a rumor that you want to run for the United States Senate in California", radio-show host John Catsimatidis, the supermarket mogul and political gadfly, 68, prodded Jenner on the NY station WNYM-AM's "The Answer" on Sunday. Over the next six months or so, I [have to] find out where I can do a better job. Can I do a better job from the outside ... or are you better off from the inside.

According to Caitlyn, she might just be moving forward with plans to run for a seat in the California Senate.

In June, USA TODAY reported on Jenner's political views and her on-again, off-again relationship with Trump.

If Jenner is successful, she is unlikely to be welcomed by everyone in the party, as her comments come two days after a GOP Congressman spoke out against the financial provision of gender reassignment for US troops, comparing transgender troops to castrated slaves. Can I do a better job from the outside? Kind of working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talking to anybody? Or are you better off from the inside? The next opportunity to run for Senate will be in 2018, when Democrat Dianne Feinstein is up for re-election.

"I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real ..."

Jenner told host John Catsimatidis she has long held conservative economic beliefs and would like to help evolve the Republican party, which has faced perceptions it is less accepting of alternative lifestyles than the Democratic party.

Jenner made the biggest of headlines in 2015 when she announced that she is a transgender woman and made her public transition. She explained that she's hoping the "perception" of the party can change from being beneficial to "rich, white, guys" to "the party of equality". Jenner said on AM 970. "And if that's the case, if I find us on the insider, I would seriously look at it". "I believe in the people, not in massive government".

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