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Caitlyn Jenner Campaign Ad: California Needs A "Compassionate Disruptor" As Governor

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Former Olympic athlete and "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star Caitlyn Jenner launched this ad to begin her campaign to replace California Governor Gavin Newsom, who will face a recall election later this year.


CAITLYN JENNER: I've always been a dreamer. California was once the envy of the world. We had what everyone else wanted. The American Dream grew up here. Yet, career politicians and their policies have destroyed that dream. It’s been locked away, closed, shuttered, left in the dark, burned down.

The government is now involved in every part of our lives. They've taken our money, our jobs, and our freedom.

California needs a disruptor -- a compassionate disruptor.

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.

I want to carry the torch for the parents who had to balance work and their child's education, for business owners who were forced to shut down, for pastors who were 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.

This past year has redefined our career politicians as elitists, and the people of California as the warriors, the kings, and the angels.

We never take kindly to glass ceilings here. Instead, we shatter them. We're the trailblazers, the innovators.

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. I want to prove that it is absolutely possible if we only do it together.

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, Democrat. I'm running 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, and together we'll restore and renew the California dream.

It's about what happens from here. It's not just about one person, it's about all of us.
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