Caitlyn Jenner has considered a run for U.S. Senate in California and will continue to do so.
Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion, urged her Republican party to do a better job when it comes to LGBT issues since her April 2015 announcement of transitioning to a woman.
“The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me,” Jenner said in a radio interview published online Sunday. “Over the next six months or so, I’ve got to find out where I can do a better job. Can I do a better job from the outside, kind of working the perimeter of the political side, being open to talk to anybody? Or are you better off from the inside? We are in the process of determining that. Yeah, I would look for a senatorial run.”
Democrat Dianne Feinstein, 84, is the next California senator up for re-election in 2018. Feinstein has not said if she will seek a fifth re-election, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Jenner, 67, would not be the first Olympian to run for political office. Wouldn’t even be the first Olympic decathlon champion to do so.
Bob Mathias, the 1948 and 1952 Olympic gold medalist, served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, also as a Republican from California.
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