California Gov. Newsom raising money by tying Caitlyn Jenner to Trump

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Jenner, a Hudson Valley native, who was born in Mount Kisco and grew up in Sleepy Hollow before graduating from Newtown High School in Fairfield County, took to social media to announce that she was planning to move forward with a run at the governor's seat. "I am a proved victor and the only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom's disastrous time as governor".

But the LGBTQ advocacy group Equality California said it would oppose her candidacy, citing her ties to Trump and Republicans who have sought to undercut transgender rights around the nation. "We need a leader with a vision and the resolve to see it through".

Campaign advisers told Axios that Jenner will embrace bi-partisan unity, they said, and run as "someone that's socially liberal and fiscally conservative".

"For the past decade, we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people".

"Make no mistake: we can't wait to elect a trans governor of California ..."

Initially supportive of President Donald Trump, she penned an op-ed for the Washington Post in 2018 in which she accused him of using the trans community as "political pawns".

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It's all moot anyway as polling suggests that the Newsom recall doesn't stand much of a chance - it's likely to happen though, as supporters of the recall appear to have collected enough signatures.

And she touted that she's "a proven victor and the only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom's disastrous time as governor". Jenner was reported three weeks ago to be meeting with a Trump operative and Republican fundraiser to strategize and decide on a gubernatorial run, and it was clear to most of us that she wasn't going to miss an opportunity to spend some of her Kardashian money and grab the spotlight once again. Jenner then confirmed the news herself in a release.

If the recall qualifies for the ballot, as expected, voters would be asked two questions: first, whether Newsom should be removed from office.

He's also been hit by the fallout from a multibillion-dollar fraud scandal at the state unemployment agency while weathering a public shaming for dining out with friends and lobbyists at an exclusive San Francisco Bay Area restaurant last fall, while telling state residents to stay home for safety. Jenner is a long-time Republican, and her campaign team is reportedly heaving with former Trump campaign advisers, according to Axios.

It's odd that Jenner would turn to Trumper Caroline Wren, who served as a "VIP advisor" to Trump's January 6th rally, because Jenner was vocal in the last couple of years in her disavowal of Trump himself.

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