Caitlyn Jenner releases 1st campaign ad in California governor’s race

ABC News’ Zohreen Shah joins Linsey Davis to discuss Caitlyn Jenner’s first campaign ad and the current state of the California recall election.
4:00 | 05/05/21

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Transcript for Caitlyn Jenner releases 1st campaign ad in California governor’s race
Count of the California recall election as reality TV star gold medalist and activists Caitlin generators kicked off her bid for governor of California weather first campaign ad. As she faces backlash from recent comments on trans athletes ABC's Jonathan Karl has the details. California needs me disrupt the gate. Compassionate. Judge. Reality TV star gold medalist an activist Kate when Jenner is kicking off her bid for governor of California. California is facing big hurdles. Now we need leaders were unafraid. To delete didn't do right. Unafraid to challenge. And change. Before coming out as a trans woman in 2015. Jenner first found fame as an Olympic athlete setting the world record in the decathlon. But running as a Republican to replace Democrat Gavin Newsom and deep blue state of California. Might be the most difficult competition Jenner is ever faced. Don't care if your read. Republican Democrat I'm running KV governor long California. But just days into her campaign Jenner is now being accused of betraying the transgender community over the weekend she seemed to side with the recent Republican led wave of legislation. To limit transgender rights and at least 31 states telling TMZ she supports barring trans female athletes who were biologically boys from girls sports in schools. Question of fairness. That's why are close. Biological boys who were trance. Competing in girls sports in school. It was Josh. Isn't fair. Our thanks to Jonathan Karl and for more on this let's bring in ABC's arraigned Shonn who has been tracking the California recall effort. During Kaelin Jenner releasing a debut commercial. So how she's selling her candidacy Ed and her message in this ad. Yellen the she's branding herself as a compassionate dis raptor the ashes images of fires in California people who are homeless a closed businesses she says she wants to end all that and fix it she wants to end the big government. She also leaned heavily on her biography she started her career as an Olympic athlete she says she would become the greatest athlete in the world. She says she's entering a new race one where she wants to see if California. And Jenner certainly taken some heat for those comments that she recently made to TMZ about transgender athletes competing in sports what's been the fallout. Yes incredible fall that she says it's about fairness as she says that she oppose is a biological boys who are trans. Competing in girls' schools competing girl sports in schools. And look as she yes flip flopped on this very issue as well most people only meets but into work tree and fifty don't agree with this at all either just last year in an op Ed she said. Everyone deserves the opportunity to play in sports loss reading this very issue or be considered in over thirty state. And of course the last time a California governor was successfully recalled was Gray Davis in 2003 replaced by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger supporters generous chances of repeating history possibly be. Really Michigan look this where we stand right now the secretary of state to verify. Over one point six million signatures they only needed about one point five right Delaware and is curious about a thirty day period where people can opt to remove the their signature it's unlikely that enough we'll actually get them removed. By all indication we're gonna have a recall election is this fall as early as this fall. Now to regenerate even though she is a celebrity she's a likely going to be eight polarizing figure but California is far more democratic that was in 2003. Going to be an optical climbed for a Republican. Lindsay marine shot thanks so much.

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