Caitlyn Jenner blasts Pelosi & Newsom as ‘elitists’ for violating lockdown in first campaign ad for California Governor

CAITLYN Jenner has blasted Nancy Pelosi and Gavin Newsom as "elitists" for violating lockdown in her first campaign ad for California Governor.

Jenner hits out at the high-profile Democrats during her first campaign advert that was released on Tuesday.



"This past year has redefined our career politicians as elitists," Jenner said while speaking over clips of the politicians flaunting Covid restrictions.

In the clips, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seen visiting a hair salon while the state was under stay-at-home orders.

In the second, Governor Gavin Newsom was seen dining indoors without a mask at a French restaurant last year.

The pair both received backlash for their decisions.

Her advert was released as:

  • The View hosts slam Caitlyn Jenner’s run for California governor as it's revealed that she’s getting help from Trump advisors
  • In 2016, Jenner joked at the Republican National Convention that she “got more trouble for coming out as a Republican than I did for being trans”
  • Kanye West sets his sights on the 2024 presidential race after his hopes turned to dust on election night in 2020


Newsom apologized, saying he made a "bad mistake," meanwhile Pelosi said that the salon owner owed her an apology in what she called "a setup."

The advert is the latest part of her campaign trail since Jenner confirmed that she was running for governor two weeks ago.

The former Olympian and Keeping Up With The Kardashians star announced the news of her run on an official "Caitlyn for California" site.

"California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality," the website read.

"But for the past decade, we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision."

Jenner has been a longtime Republican and is hoping to replace Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in a recall election.

If Jenner succeeds in ousting Newsom – whose business-disrupting pandemic response has fueled a recall drive – it will be the first time the Republicans have won the state since 2003, when Arnold Schwarzenegger led the way.

The former Olympic athlete was initially advised by ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale when she was considering running, according to the New York Times.

Parscale served as the senior adviser for data and digital operations for Donald Trump's 2020 campaign, but announced in September that he was stepping down to deal with personal issues.

Jenner, who has spent decades in the spotlight, first as Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete and then as a reality TV star, has also reportedly met with longtime GOP fundraiser Caroline Wren.

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