In a message on her website, where it is written in uppercase and capital letters “I’m subscribed!” Republican Jenner explains why she wanted to replace incumbent Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom.
California has been my state for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that everyone, regardless of their background or position, can fulfill their dreams here. “But in recent years we have seen that the brilliance of the golden country has been restored by a one-party government, placing politics above progress and certain interests above the people.”
Her stature and brand awareness of Jenner, 71, will earn the necessary media attention, but critics are wary of her lack of experience. “What did you get from this job?” Columnist Nicholas Goldberg writes for the Los Angeles Times. She has 10.8 million followers on Instagram, and 3.5 million followers on Twitter. … you might be a kind, thoughtful, well-intentioned, and competent person, but I don’t think anyone who has never sat on a school or neighborhood committee should become a governor of the 40 million Californians. ”
Reagan and Schwarzenegger
Jenner isn’t the first celebrity to hit the political scene from California. In 1963, George Murphy, the star of more than 40 musicals in Hollywood, announced that he would run for the Senate, which he subsequently won. In 1966, movie star Ronald Reagan became governor of California, and in 1981 president of the United States. Clint Eastwood won the Carmel mayoral election by sea in 1986 and 2001, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California in 2003.
Newsom’s time as governor doesn’t really end until 2022, but a campaign is already underway for the so-called “Summons,” a petition that could fire a governor if signed by a million and a half people. The counter is now officially 40 percent off of that, but according to the initiators, two million signatures have already been placed which only need to be verified.
Jenner’s campaign team is made up of several people who have worked with Donald Trump before, but Jenner, a transgender woman, doesn’t want to portray herself as a Republican from his camp. She supported Trump until he repealed a law in 2018 that allowed transgender students to choose the toilet they use.