In her announcement, Jenner did not specify her political affiliation, only calling herself a lifelong “compassionate disrupter” and a “proven winner and the only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom’s disastrous time as governor.”
“In the next few weeks, I will meet with Californians from across the state,” she said, “to hear their voices and finally get this state moving in the right direction. The significance of this decision is not lost on me. The sacrifice is significant. But responsibility is great, and I can’t wait to lead, to help and most importantly, to disrupt the status quo once again…I’m in!”
If she runs, Jenner would join a growing list of California celebrities who have embarked on a political career, following late actor and former President Ronald Reagan and Terminator star and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as several people from the entertainment business who were on a list of more than 130 people who ran in a 2003 gubernatorial recall election, such as the late Larry Flynt and actor Gary Coleman, watermelon-smashing ’80s comedian Gallagher, Angelyne and adult film star Mary Carey, who plans to run again to try to replace Newsom.