ABC 7 LOS ANGELES — Former Olympian, reality TV personality and transgender rights activist Caitlyn Jenner has officially announced her run for California governor.
The 71-year-old longtime Republican made the announcement on Twitter Friday morning.
The 71-year-old Jenner described herself as “economically conservative, socially progressive” in a People magazine interview last year. She immediately stands out in an emerging field that so far has failed to attract a nationally known contender. Her run would come nearly two decades after the ascendancy of Arnold Schwarzenegger, another Republican who used his Hollywood fame as a springboard to the state’s highest office in a 2003 recall election. Jenner is untested as a candidate and little is known about her positions on critical issues facing the state, from the coronavirus pandemic to managing the economy.