Caitlyn Jenner says she might run officeCaitlyn Jenner has announced she is seriously thinking of running for a seat in the United States Senate from California on a Republican ticket, and wants to put LGBT issues on the agenda.
“I have considered it, I like the political side of it”.
Speaking with NY radio host John Catsimatidis, Jenner said she is weighing her political future, according to The Hill. I work very closely with a group called the American Unity Fund whose mission statement is to get the Republican Party to do a better job when it comes to all LGBT issues. “If there’s one thing – I work very closely with the American Unity Fund – that their sole goal, their mission statement is to get the Republican party to do a better job with all LGBT issues”, she commented. “Or are you better off from the inside, and we are in the process of determining that”.
“When I sit down with Republican senators, they’ll tell me they’ve never met a trans person before and they’ll mention their faith”, she continued.
Television personality Caitlyn Jenner (L) and host Andy Cohen speak during the SiriusXM “Town Hall” with Caitlyn Jenner; “Town Hall” to air on Andy Cohen’s exclusive SiriusXM Channel Radio Andy at SiriusXM Studios on April 26, 2017 in New York City. “That’s kind of my issue”.
‘Can I do a better job on the outside? Or are you better off from the inside.
She has also said that it was “hard” to give up on life as Bruce and that her pre-transition persona “still lives inside”. Incumbent Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D), who has held the seat since 1992, is very popular in California, but it’s not clear whether Feinstein, who is 84 years old and the oldest member of the Senate, will run for reelection in 2018.
“It will take awhile to change people’s thinking”.
“I have had a ton of emails and texts asking me if this website is real …”
Jenner previously explained that although the Democrats would be undoubtedly better at championing LGBT rights, she was a supporter of the Republican party and feels she should offer her help to them. If you can do that, if you can be socially aware of what’s going but conservative economically, that’s the way to go. “I believe in limited government”, Jenner told Catsimatidis.