Caitlyn Jenner 'Feels It's The Perfect Time To Throw Her Hat In The Ring' For Governor Of California, Has Kris Jenner's Support: Source
Governor Jenner? According to reports, Caitlyn Jenner is exploring a run for governor of California — as the state's current leader, Gov. Gavin Newsom, faces a possible recall election.
And a source tells OK! that those close to the former reality star, 71, could see it happening.
"She's dead serious about making a difference to the world and feels it's the perfect time to throw her hat in the ring," spills the source. "Cait's passionate about campaigning for equality, but she's also keen to reward entrepreneurs and businesses that can work with authorities to help boost the state's economy."
It's not the first time the high-profile republican has thought about serving the public. Back in 2017, there were whispers that she was considering running for mayor of Malibu.
"Caitlyn has been interested in politics for decades, but the timing was never right for her," explains the source. "She's finally at a place in her life where she can pick and choose her schedule — and there are no real restrictions on her choices like back when she was filming Keeping Up With the Kardashians," the source continues.
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"This would tie all her interests together and enable her to really follow through with some of her big picture ideas — things that would never be possible as an ordinary civilian."
According to the source, Caitlyn's been partially inspired by the success of fellow celeb Arnold Schwarzenegger, who famously served an eight-year term as governor of the Golden State from 2003-2011.
Though Caitlyn's famous family is not involved in her political planning, the source says her ex Kris Jenner, 65, has offered her full support.
"They had their issues for a while, but ultimately Kris wants Cait to enjoy peace and success," shares the source. "If Cait can use her platform as a positive voice for change, then she'll get behind her, for sure."
Kris isn't the only one. "Cait's told a few of her closest friends about her aspirations and has gotten some great feedback already," adds the source. "Everyone's very proud of what she's doing here and right behind her."