Caitlyn Jenner has filed her initial paperwork to run for governor of California and announced her bid on Twitter Friday morning.
"I’m in! California is worth fighting for," Jenner tweeted. In a statement included in her tweet, Jenner touts herself as a lifelong "compasionate disrupter" who wants to "fundamentally fix our state before it's too late."
Jenner, the former "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" reality TV star, is a longtime Republican who once supported President Donald Trump. Jenner broke with Trump in 2018 over transgender rights.
Jenner, 71, is seeking to replace Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election.
Jenner's campaign team includes prominent GOP operatives such as Tony Fabrizio, the top pollster on Trump's 2016 and 2020 campaigns, Ryan Erwin, founder of RedRock Strategies, and Tyler Deaton, president of Allegiance Strategies.
Jenner, an Olympic gold medal winning decathlete, had been floating trial balloons about a run for some time.
Jenner's filing was first reported by Axios.
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