Following Kid Rock’s announcement that he intends to seek a U.S. Senate seat, another celebrity Republican insists that she may be doing the same thing.Caitlyn Jenner, a transgender activist, former Olympic athlete, and reality show star is mulling a run U.S. Senate seat for the State of California according to USA Today.
During an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis, Ms. Jenner opined on her potential future as a public servant:
“For me, philosophically, I’m on the Republican side. I have conservative views. But I’m also trans.”
She continued, “…I would much rather convince Republicans to do better with (LGBT) issues than to try to convince Democrats to lower taxes and have less regulations and less government. I work hard, mostly behind the scenes, to change (Republicans’) views.”
Ms. Jenner explained how her religious faith has informed her pro-trans activism.
“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 added, “I explain how faith has played a big part in what I have done and am doing right now. Just sitting at the table with someone, that can change people’s minds.”
It is not clear how much support Ms. Jenner would receive in California. Republicans usually perform poorly in statewide races. Ms. Jenner only recently came out in favor of same-sex marriage.