Caitlyn Jenner’s likelihood to snag California governorship very slim reports new poll

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With enough signatures to trigger an election to recall California’s Governor Gavin Newsom, several gubernatorial hopefuls are throwing their names into the ring.  Among them is Caitlyn Jenner.  However, a new poll finds her chances of defeating the Democratic governor are very weak.

According to British bookmaker, Ladbrokes, the Keeping up with the Kardashians alum is heading into the race with relatively low odds.

The sports betting site places Jenner’s chances at +2500, or 25/1, meaning her probability of winning the election currently rests at 3.8 percent.

Despite the low number, it still puts her among the most prominent political bids established by openly transgender individuals. 

The last time there was a recall election in California was in 2003 when then-Governor Gray Davis — a Democrat — lost his seat to Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican.  However, based on Ladbrokes’ current projections, it is unlikely history will repeat itself.

Jenner, 71, is a Republican who previously supported former President Donald Trump — but she walked back her support in 2018 following the former president’s support of anti-trans legislation.  

The Olympic gold medalist previously said when grilled on Late Night With Seth Meyers in 2017 about her support of the GOP and voting for Trump that she is “not a one-issue voter.”

“I’m not stupid,” she added. “The Republican Party does not do a good job when it comes to equality and the entire LGBT community. The Democrats are better there.”

Said Jenner, “But for me, I’ve been around a long time, I’m probably more conservative. I believe in little things like the Constitution and freedom. I believe in minimal government. … And so, Republicans have done a better job in that direction.”

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