Caitlyn Jenner for Senator may appear on voting ballots in 2018. The Olympic gold medalist admitted that she is seriously considering running for Senate in California in 2018. Her main focus will be LGBT issues in the country.
“I have considered it. I like the political side of it,” Jenner told John Catsimatidis on the Cats Roundtable radio show. Kylie and Kendall Jenner’s father said she worked with the American Unity Fund to make GOP lawmakers better understand LGBT community issues. Jenner, a Republican, added that in the next few months, she aims to determine how she can help the gay community even better.
“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,” she said.
The reality star first mentioned the possibility of Caitlyn Jenner for Senator in April. She admitted to CNN‘s Don Lemon that she never thought of running for office at first. However, since she spends time lobbying lawmakers on behalf of the gay community in America, she is not ruling out any possibility of bringing her efforts to the next level.
Jenner also joked that she has no more secrets to worry when “Caitlyn Jenner for Senator” finally happens. “I have no more secrets. I would have to look over the next year or two and see, ‘Can I do a better job on the outside?’ or ‘Am I in a position now that I can do a better job for my community on the inside?’ ” she hinted at the time.
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Jenner has been facing criticisms especially from within her own community because of her conservative political views. She was previously slammed when she called herself a “traditionalist” and said she did not quite understand the call for marriage equality.
“I’m not perfect. I’ve made mistakes with a lot of things over the last two years. But I’ve tried to learn from those mistakes, I try to a better job next time,” said the 67-year-old reality star. Jenner first came out as a transgender woman in 2015.
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Aside from bringing the LGBT issues to the Senate, Jenner said she is also determined to help change the face of the Republican Party. “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 Party and make it the party of equality,” she said.
Jenner, however, is not the only one who wants to see changes in the American politics. Jenner’s revelation about her future political plans came after rapper Kid Rock tweeted that he is considering running for Senate after a “Kid Rock for Senate” campaign surfaced. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, meanwhile, recently expressed his interest in running for president in the next presidential election.