LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner says she will run for governor of California. In a statement posted Friday on Twitter, the Republican said she has filed initial paperwork to run.
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is facing a likely recall election in the fall.
Several other Republicans already have announced candidacies, including ex-san Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer.
Jenner, a 71-year-old transgender woman and former Olympic gold medalist, has never run for elected office.
She described herself as economically conservative and socially progressive in a People magazine interview last year.
Newsom and Faulconer declined to comment directly on her candidacy, instead touting their own qualifications.