Tuesday, July 5

California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner, who is polling at 6%, says’I guarantee you that I am in the lead’

  • Caitlyn Jenner had her first press conference 77 days after announcing her gubernatorial bid, the AP reported.
  • Jenner said she was leading in the polls, Politico reported.
  • A major poll from May showed Jenner had only 6% support.

California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner said she’s leading in the polls on Friday, disregarding a poll in May that showed she only had 6% support, Politico reported.

“Honestly, I’m not concerned about the polling,” Jenner said at her first campaign press conference on Friday, according to Politico. “I guarantee you that I am in the lead.”

Jenner is running in California’s recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The Associated Press reported the former Olympian and reality TV star held her first conference 77 days after announcing her bid for governor. The event lasted less than 15 minutes.

Politico reported that Jenner announced plans for a bus tour across the state before the election on September 14.

“I’m here to win it,” she said.

Jenner was also dismissive of criticism about her voting record, the AP reported.

In May, Jenner told CNN that she skipped voting in the 2020 presidential election to play golf, but election records obtained by Politico show that she in fact did vote.

However, Jenner only voted in about a third of the elections she was eligible to vote in since 2000.

“I voted when I needed to” she said during the press conference, according to the AP.

Politico reported that Jenner said she would release five years of tax returns next week.

Jenner has said her experience in business makes her qualified to be governor. Politico reported that Jenner touted her name recognition during the press conference.

“I have a tremendous advantage, obviously because of name recognition,” Jenner said.