Caitlyn Jenner, the Olympic gold medalist and transgender activist said on Sunday she was considering a bid for the US Senate from California.
“I have considered it. I like the political side of it,” said Jenner, a Republican during her a radio interview.
“Over the next six months or so, I gotta find out where I can do a better job. Can I do a better job from the outside? Kind of working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talking to anybody? Or are you better from the inside, and we are in the process of determining that,” Jenner told John Catsimatdis on the “Cats Roundtable” radio show on 970 AM.
Jenner talked about her work with the American Unity Fund to help GOP lawmakers better understand LGBT issues.
“That’s kind of my issue,” she said.
“The perception of the Republican Party is that they are all about rich white guys trying to make money. I would hope in the next generation … that we can change the perception of the Republican P arty and make it the party of equality,” she said.
Catsimatidis praised Jenner for her activism and touted her Olympic career and mentioned her appearing on the cover of a Wheaties box, saying “Jenner has done it all.
She responded: “I’ve got the ultimate double, which is, 1976 won the Olympic Decathlon, and in 2015 won Glamour’s Woman o the Year. C’mon now, that’s a double!” Jenner said.
Recently Kid Rock tweeted a possible run for political office when a “Kid Rock for Senate: website was discovered.
When asked if the site was real, Rock wrote on Twitter: ” I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real … The answer is an absolute YES,”
The incumbent California Democratic senator, Diane Feinstein, 84 hasn’t said whether she would run in 2018.
The other senator from California, Kamala Harris was just elected and her term will not expire until 2023
Lauded for her activism, her Olympic career and appearance on the cover of a Wheaties cereal box, Catsimatidis said Jenner has done it all.