As Newsom recalls, Caitlyn Jenner is running for Governor of California: Report

It suddenly feels a bit like 2003 again. If Arnold Schwarzenegger could win a recall election for California governor, could Caitlyn Jenner go down the same path nearly two decades later?

Axios reported Tuesday that the Olympic decathlete, who turned reality TV star and announced in 2015 that she is transgender, is considering a run. The outlet cited “three sources with direct knowledge” of the situation.

Given that Governor Gavin Newsom is likely to face a recall election in the fall, a pop culture figure aspiring to the top job in the state recalls what happened 18 years ago when Democrat Gray Davis became the first governor in the history of the State that was being recalled, and the actor who played the Terminator took the reins of the state.

That year, more than 130 people challenged Davis, including businesswoman and author Arianna Huffington, late actor Gary Coleman, and late pornographer Larry Flynt. But it was Schwarzenegger, whose candidacy caught international media attention, who scored the win despite late-race allegations that he groped and humiliated half a dozen women.

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