Caitlyn Jenner Might Run for Senate

She's debating a Republican run in California
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 17, 2017 10:30 AM CDT
Caitlyn Jenner's Next Role: Senator?
Caitlyn Jenner poses for a portrait on April 24, 2017, in New York to promote her memoir, "The Secrets of My Life."   (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

From Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner to ... Senator Jenner? The transgender activist said during an interview on New York's AM 970 over the weekend that she's considering a run for the Senate in California, reports the Hill. The former Olympian is a lifelong Republican and supporter of President Trump, which the Los Angeles Times notes won't necessarily help her cause in blue California. But she also has publicly disagreed with Trump over transgender policy.

"I have considered it," Jenner, 67, said in the interview. She added that she likes politics but is debating whether she can be more productive as an insider or an outsider, noting, "I gotta find out where I can do a better job." The next Senate election in the state is 2018, when Democrat Dianne Feinstein's seat will be up for grabs. Feinstein, 84, has not said whether she'll seek re-election, and no big-name Republican has stepped up so far. (Kid Rock is thinking about a Senate run, too.)

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