Caitlyn Jenner mulling run to replace Calif. Gov. Newsom in recall: report

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Former Olympian and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner is mulling a run to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election, a report said Tuesday.

Though signatures on a legally required petition are still being verified, Newsom, a Democrat in his first term, is all but certain to face a recall election later this year, with critics objecting to the onerous COVID-19 restrictions he has placed on the state over the last year — and his unwillingness to follow his own rules.

Looking to challenge Newsom is Jenner, formerly a key cog of the Kardashian-Jenner reality television empire, Axios reported Monday, citing three sources familiar with Jenner’s thinking.

Jenner, 71, was a one-time supporter of former President Donald Trump, and would challenge Newsom as a Republican, the sources said.

Assisting Jenner in her deliberations is veteran GOP fundraiser Caroline Wren, who previously worked on a fundraising committee for Trump’s 2020 re-election bid, according to Axios.

Spokespeople for both Jenner and Wren declined to comment to Axios.

Decades prior to her reality television success, Jenner — who came out as a trans woman in 2015 — shot to fame as a gold medal-winning decathlete in the 1976 Olympics.

Should Jenner undertake the run and win, it would not be the first time that a high-profile Republican has succeeded in a California recall election.

In 2003, big-screen star Arnold Schwarzenegger defeated Democratic Gov. Gray Davis to become governor.

Schwarzenegger went on to win re-election in 2007.

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