Axios is reporting that the former Olympic champion and reality-TV star has started talking with political consultants about a possible campaign should the recall organizers get enough signatures for an election.
One of the politicos cited by Axios is longtime GOP fundraiser Caroline Wren, who met Jenner via the American Unity Fund, a GOP nonprofit focused on LGBTQ issues.
Axios also said that Wren helped organize the rally Donald Trump held on Jan. 6 shortly before the Capitol insurrection.
Jenner did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.
If Jenner does run and win the recall election, she would become California’s first female governor and America’s first transgender person to be elected governor of a state.
But winning the election could be challenging: A new statewide poll suggests only 40% of California voters would support removing Newsom were the election to be held now.
Jenner is a longtime Republican and stuck with her political beliefs even after her 2015 transition made her publicly stand out from a party that pushes anti-transgender policies.
Still, she believes her political beliefs can help conservatives better understand and accept trans Americans.
“I think it’s good that I’m on the Republican side because the Republicans know that, and I have an immediate in with them to change their minds,” Jenner said in May, 2018.
The Republicans need the most work when it comes to our issues, I get that. I would rather work from the inside. I’m not the type of person who is going to stand on a street corner with a sign and jump up and down. No, I’m going to go have dinner with these people.
Many Twitter users elected to offer their opinion on Jenner’s possible campaign.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) April 6, 2021
this family will do anything for attention. all of the things. https://t.co/xkg7HNPxui
— Brittani Warrick (@BrittaniWarrick) April 6, 2021
Hey… remember when Caitlyn Jenner was absolutely convinced that a Trump presidency would be good for the LGBTQ community, then defended him until 2018, then in 2020 said she NEVER wanted to be involved in politics again?…I do. https://t.co/JlPNjpxNk9
— Fr. Robert R. Ballecer, SJ (@padresj) April 6, 2021
I don't know what's more delusional, the idea that Newsom will actually be recalled or the idea that Republicans would rally behind Caitlyn Jenner to replace him. https://t.co/b0PyXMK5Ri
— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) April 6, 2021
no republican has any chance of winning, so a shitshow Caitlyn Jenner candidacy that forces the transphobic ass republican party to support her? count me in lmao https://t.co/SVTP6ANng7
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) April 6, 2021
Stop. How about a constitutional amendment refusing public office to people who have appeared in reality TV shows? https://t.co/BOYr7mMaP4