Gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner looks on during a Town Hall meeting in Pasadena, California, on August 28, 2021.
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Caitlyn Jenner has so far received 1.1% of the vote in the California gubernatorial recall election.
Despite her near-universal name identification, Jenner struggled to gain traction with voters.
In a Newsmax interview, she said that she would “evaluate” any future political opportunities.
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Caitlyn Jenner entered this year’s California gubernatorial recall election with near-universal name recognition and a burning desire to take down Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, branding herself as a “compassionate disrupter” who would “save” the Golden State from its liberal excesses.
However, as the returns came in on Tuesday night, it was clear early on that Newsom would not only remain in office for the rest of his first term, which expires in early 2023, but Republicans would once again be shut out of the levers of power in Sacramento – with Jenner faltering among the electorate in her first political race.
With 58% of the vote in, Jenner has so far received 56,355 votes, or roughly 1.1% of the vote, out of nearly 5.3 million votes that have so far been counted, according to Insider and Decision Desk HQ.
Jenner was well behind Republican frontrunner and conservative radio host Larry Elder, who has so far secured 45% of the vote, amounting to 2,373,551 votes, among those who chose a candidate in the event that Newsom was recalled.
Other prominent Republicans including former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and 2018 gubernatorial nominee John Cox were also ahead of Jenner, securing 8.3% and 4.2% of the vote, respectively.
Jenner, reacting to the results, expressed disappointment that Newsom had survived the recall, which was fueled by conservative anger over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially …read more
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