Earlier this week, Kid Rock announced that he’s exploring a senate bid in his home state of Michigan, energizing conservative activists who believe Rock – real name Robert James Ritchie – would easily defeat incumbent Democrat Debbie Stabenow and go on to become the first Republican to hold her seat since 1998.
But Rock isn’t the only celebrity who will be seeking a senate seat during the 2018 cycle: Olympic gold medalist and transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner has revealed during an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis that she has considered launching a run for Senate, and that she is in the process of determining her future in activism and politics, according to the Hill.
Jenner, a lifelong Republican, lives in California, where both Senate seats are controlled by Democrats. +
The term of Dianne Feinstein, the senior senator from California and, at 84, the longest-serving US senator, is up in 2018, and there’s speculation that she may not run again, given her age.
“The political side of it has always been very intriguing to me. Over the next six months or so, I gotta 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 scene, being open to talking to anybody? Or are you better from the inside, and we are in the process of determining that,” she said.
"Yeah but I would look for a senatorial run,” she continued.
Jenner told CNN's Don Lemon in April she would "seriously look at a run for office."
Jenner has been a supporter of President Trump, but hit Trump earlier this year over his decision to roll back Obama-era protections for transgender students.
“I have a message for President Trump from, well, one Republican to another. This is a disaster. And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me," she said.
Jenner has seen public opinion turn decidedly against her after narrowly escaping criminal charges in a fatal February 2015 crash. She’s still facing several lawsuits that could complicate any run for office.
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