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Caitlyn Jenner Says She's 'Poster Child for Change' for Republicans

Caitlyn Jenner Says She's 'Poster Child for Change' for Republicans

Caitlyn Jenner on The View

Jenner didn't even make the top ten replacement candidates in the recent gubernatorial recall election in California.


Recent out gubernatorial recall election candidate Caitlyn Jenner told the hosts of The View on Tuesday that she'd run for office again after her failed bid to unseat California Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The recall election failed, and Jenner, who ran as a Republican, did not make it to the top 10 replacement candidates, according to ABC News. If she had run, she would have been the first trans governor in the country.

"Even though it didn't work out the way we wanted it to in the end, it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life," Jenner told the hosts.

"Would I run again? Yes. I want to stay involved," she said. "But there's other things that I would like to do, and that is -- one is -- try to get the Republican Party to be more inclusive."

Jenner, who had originally defended former President Donald Trump before saying she no longer supported him after his attacks on trans rights, told the hosts Trump had issues with his messaging.

The View co-host Sunny Hostin added: "He had an insurrection issue and a couple of impeachment issues as well."

"We need better candidates," Jenner told Hostin.

"Honestly," Jenner said, "I feel like [they] are destroying the Republican Party in so many ways, they have to move on. There's got to be a next generation to come in, and I think they're out there. And I'm hopeful that they're out there, but we have to change, we have to do a better job."

She said that people in the U.S. often boxed people into certain categories, but people need to come together. "And the Republican party needs to change, and to be honest with you, I am the poster child for change," Jenner said.

When The View announced Jenner as a guest, people spoke out against the decision on social media.

Jenner received about 1.1 percent of the vote during the recall election in California, according to People. She also caused controversy over comments on those experiencing homelessness and for supporting a ban on trans athletes from participating in school sports.

In a recent USA Today opinion column, Jenner wrote that elected Republican officials had supported her privately but wouldn't be seen with her.

"I had elected officials and party leaders who would gladly take private meetings with my campaign team and me, but would balk at the mere notion of being seen publicly with me," Jenner wrote.

Even so, she added, "I will continue to fight for the conservative movement and work with the next generation of leaders who will open doors for more people to join the conservative movement and be accepting of people like myself who do not fit into what the media or society categorizes as Republican."

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