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Caitlyn Jenner Announces Bid For California Governor

Former Olympic athlete and reality TV star, Caitlyn Jenner has announced she has filed the paperwork to run for California governor.

She is expected to run as a Republican in the Democratic stronghold state.

A recall election in the state could be confirmed this month after a petition against current governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, reached the number required to trigger a vote.

Voters would be asked if they want Mr Newsom to stay or another candidate.

According to the Axios news site, Ms Jenner has put together a team that includes some of former President Donald Trump’s advisers.

A statement from Ms Jenner said, confirming the news on her Twitter account said:

“Californians want better and deserve better from the governor.

“For too long, career politicians have over-promised and under-delivered. We need a leader with the vision and resolve to see it through.”

She added that she will formally launch her campaign at a later date.

Should the recall election go ahead, it would be the fourth governor recall in US history.

Mr Newsom has faced criticism for his handling of the pandemic. As infections started to fall, he came under criticism from business owners for still enforcing restrictions.

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