The 71-year-old decathlete, who won a gold medal at the 1976 Olimpiese Spele, had long considered a play for politics before finally dipping her toe in the waters on Friday, a source close to the family told Vermaak vanaand.
“Caitlyn has been vocal about wanting to get involved in politics for quite some time now,” the insider said. “While the family may not be entirely aligned politically speaking, they ultimately want Caitlyn to be happy and fulfilled.”
“Ek's in! California is worth fighting for,” Jenner tweeted on Friday. The reality star also filed paperwork to seek the governorship and has hired several well-known Republican operatives to guide her embarks on a political campaign.
“California has been my home for nearly 50 jare. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality,” Jenner wrote in her announcement. “But 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. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision.”