Caitlyn Jenner says she's considering running for Senate in CA

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Source:   —  July 17, 2017, at 3:25 AM

Speaking with NY radio host John Catsimatidis, Jenner said she's weighing her political future, .

Caitlyn Jenner says she's considering running for Senate in CA

Well-known transgender activist and celebrity Caitlyn Jenner said in an interview Sun that she's considering a potential running for a Senate seat, according to media reports.

Speaking with NY radio host John Catsimatidis, Jenner said she's weighing her political future, .

“I have considered it. I love the political side of it,” Jenner, who's a Republican but has criticized President Donald Trump over his actions regarding transgender rights, said.

“The political side of it's always been very intriguing to me,” Jenner continued. “Over the following six months or so, I gotta discover out where I can do a better job. Can I do a better work 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're in the process of determining that. Yeah but I'd see for a senatorial run.”

According to The Hill, Jenner has already expressed an interest in political office, telling CNN in June that she'd “seriously see at a running for office.”

, Jenner, a resident of California, would likely be running for the seat of Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who's up for reelection in two thousand-eighteenth and hasn't said whether she plans to running again. Feinstein turned eighty-four in June.

Jenner is a Republican, but in Feb to Twitter blasting Trump’s decision to finish an Obama-era directive that allowed transgender students access to public school bathrooms of their chosen gender.

Should Jenner seek election as a Republican, she'd be attempting to crack a long running of futility for the party in California. A Republican hasn't won a Senate seat in the state since one thousand nine hundred eighty-eight, and in two thousand-sixteenth, a Republican didn't even create it past California’s open primary to the general election.

Jenner would also be trying to become the first ever transgender person elected to Congress. In two thousand-sixteenth, two transgender women made history by becoming the first openly trans people to become a major party’s candidate for Congress, . Both were Democrats, and both lost.

Jenner’s flirtation with a Senate running comes just days after musician and fellow Republican Kid Rock of his own in his residence state of Michigan, that the Kid Rock is merely attempting to drum up publicity for his music.

In the months since Trump’s election, a hasty of celebrities have publicly considered the idea of political office, including and . None have formally declared their candidacy for any position yet.

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