Reality television personality and former Olympic decathlete Caitlyn Jenner has announced plans to run for Governor of California. Jenner filed paperwork to run on the Republican ticket in the 2021 California gubernatorial recall election.
Incumbent California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to be recalled after facing backlash for his strict lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic. Newsom faces scrutiny for the rising rate of California homelessness, poverty, and hypocrisy after he was spotted eating at an upscale French Laundry with a large group of mask-less friends and lobbyists after he forced California restaurants to shut down. The recall effort campaign claims to have well over the 1.5 million signatures required for a recall election. After signature verification, a recall election will likely take place in November. This would be the second gubernatorial recall election in California state history.