Caitlyn Jenner says she is poised to fight “elitist” politicians such as Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a bid to return California to its former glory.
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In her first ad seeking to run against Newsome in a recall election, Jenner — former male Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner and reality TV star who is now running for California governor — insists that she is a “compassionate disrupter” who vows to fight against “elitist” career politicians.
In a Tuesday campaign ad, Jenner, 71, describes the American Dream as having begun in California.
“The American Dream grew up here, yet career politicians and their policies have destroyed that dream,” Jenner says in the video ad that features footage of various California scenes ranging from farm to city.
She continues, “I came here with a dream 48 years ago to be the greatest athlete in the world. Now I enter a different kind of race, arguably my most important one yet: to save California.”
Jenner’s ad focuses on the strife facing Californians including homelessness, drug addiction, and an economy devastated by COVID-19-related business closures.
Big government, she says, has “taken our money, our jobs, and our freedom.”
“I want to carry the torch for the parents who had to balance work and their child’s education, for business owners who are forced to shut down, for pastors who are not able to be with their congregation, for the family who lost their home in a fire, for an entire generation of students who lost a year of education,” Jenner adds.
Elsewhere in the ad, Jenner refers to middle-class Californians as “warriors, kings, and angels” of the pandemic and promises to reopen schools, businesses, and churches without any restrictions at all.
Though Jenner doesn’t specifically call out Newsom or Pelosi by name, the ad features photos of what the ad appears to highlight as the Democratic lawmakers’ hypocrisy in mandating economic shutdowns while flouting their own calls for business closures, social distancing measures, and mask mandates.
“This past year has redefined our career politicians as elitists,” Jenner adds. “California is facing big hurdles. Now, we need leaders who are unafraid to leap to new heights, who are unafraid to challenge and to change the status quo.”
She concludes, “California, it’s time to reopen our schools, reopen our businesses, reopen the golden gates, so I don’t care if you’re a Republican or a Democrat — I’m ready to be governor for all Californians. To reclaim our true identity. To bring back the gold to the Golden State. Now is the time to achieve that summit. To be the shining city on the hill. Together we will restore and renew the California dream.”
Jenner is set to appear on Fox News’ “Hannity” Wednesday night.
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